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Greenland island is world's northernmost island - scientists

28/08/2021 08:30 AM | Click to read full article

A group of scientists say they have discovered by luck what they believe is the world's northernmost island off Greenland's coast. 

In July, the scientists flew to collect samples to what they thought was Oodaaq Island, that has been known since 1978. But when they checked their position with the Danish official in charge of registering Arctic islands, they were 800m (2,625ft) further north.