Scientists Get New Insights into Polar Bear Life

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Photo by Pamela Manns – U.S. Coast Guard.

A view from the deck of the Polar Sea.

A recent expedition over the deep waters of the Arctic ocean is giving scientists new insight into how polar bears exist in that extreme environment. An icebreaker equipped with a helicopter made it possible for biologists to capture bears for the first time in the middle of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas last fall.

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

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