A new polar-bear study examines results of receding sea ice

A study underway near Deadhorse is looking at how polar bears cope when they’re forced to spend more time on land because of limited sea ice in the Southern Beaufort Sea.  The bears need good ice that’s near enough to the shore to allow them to hunt their main prey – seals. The study is led by the University of Wyoming in collaboration with federal agencies.

Duncan Moon, APRN – Anchorage

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