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Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus), Svalbard, Norway

Polar Bear (Ursus Maritimus), Svalbard, Norway

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Uploaded 10 Feb 2011 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Polar Bears live across Northern Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Norway, numbering around 22,000 bears. They depend on sea-ice to hunt and breed. As sea ice recedes further and further from the coastline, Polar Bears are forced to swim farther in order to reach vital food sources, leaving them exhausted and vulnerable. The following <a href='http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/polar-bears/maps-and-trackers/sea-ice-loss '>video</a> from Ignatius G. Rigor at the University of Wash ...
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