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A Reminder On International Polar Bear Day

By Dr. Steven C. Amstrup

When people learn I study polar bears, the first question they usually ask is, “Are they really in trouble?” The short answer is yes—and International Polar Bear Day is a fitting time to remind everyone about why the polar bear’s future truly is in jeopardy, and what we must do about it.

Simply put, it’s all about sea ice.

Polar bears can reliably catch their main prey, ringed and bearded seals, only from the surface of the sea ice. Satellite images show us that sea ice has been decreasing for over 30 years, and has been at …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green