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Sharks off Cape Cod vs. my polar bear attack thriller – an unnerving parallel

I watched an episode of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week last Friday and I have to admit, it gave me a terrifying déjà vu moment. Specifically, it was the episode called “Shark Bait” (1 July 2016) – about the potentially explosive problem of booming populations of grey seals around Cape Cod (NE US, Massachusetts), the increasing […]

Hungry polar bear attacks: why my novel “Eaten” is set in early March

Originally posted on polarbearscience:
As I’ve pointed out previously, polar bears are leanest – and thus, hungriest and potentially the most dangerous to humans – at the end of winter (i.e. March). That is why the unexpected prospect of hundreds of lean and hungry polar bears coming ashore in early March hunting available human prey…