Archive | March 22, 2016

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Polar bears onshore in winter – historic records of winter attacks

This post has been reblogged from PolarBearScience. Incidents of polar bears causing problems onshore this winter (January & February) – including one that killed a horse in Greenland and another that threatened a resident in western Hudson Bay (only weeks after several incidents in southern Labrador) may be the tip of a very scary iceberg. […]

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Harp seal: the most abundant Arctic seal & an undervalued polar bear prey species

This post has been reblogged from PolarBearScience. The harp seal is the most abundant seal species in the northern hemisphere (estimated to number more than 9 million animals – that’s more harps than ringed seals) but are found only in the North Atlantic. Partly because they give birth on mobile pack ice, harps have their […]