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Many of the large icebergs eventually make their way into a large well-developed clockwise gyre located in the Weddell Sea. There icebergs calved from the large ice shelves which ring the landward margin of the Weddell Sea join the older, well-traveled icebergs. Often the icebergs appear to wander aimlessly for some time in the vicinity of Crary Trough near the confluence of the Ronne and Filchner Ice Shelves (Figure 13). Since there is no bathymetric high on which to ground, icebergs probably are trapped in this area by the eastern edge of the dense ice pack that tends to persist in the western Weddell Sea (Figure 8).