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Polar Bears Surprise Researchers by Adapting to Life Without Sea Ice

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Researchers identified the genetically distinct sub-population living in the fjords of southeast Greenland. Because this region is so far south, sea-ice coverage lasts for only around 100 days each year. The group, consisting of 27 adult females, has adapted to hunting on the ice that has calved off glaciers.
2 months ago·Greenland

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Some Greenland polar bears adapt to hunt without sea ice

Several hundred Greenland bears survive by hunting seals from freshwater ice instead, scientists say.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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News18 India

New Population of Polar Bears in Southeast Greenland Use Freshwater Ice to 'Hang On', Scientists Find

The study opens up the possibility that some pockets of the species might be able to survive further, when Arctic Sea ice is expected to disappear completely during summer months

2 months ago·India
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The Guardian

Polar bears found thriving despite lack of sea ice offer hope for species

Researchers say isolated group in south-east Greenland have clung on thanks to freshwater discharge from glaciers

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CTV News

Shaky oasis for some polar bears found, but not for species

With the polar bear species in a fight for survival because of disappearing Arctic sea ice, a new distinct group of Greenland bears seem to have stumbled on an icy oasis that might allow a small remote population to "hang on."

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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CNN

Newly documented polar bear population lives in a surprising place

A genetically distinct and isolated population of polar bears have been newly documented living in Southeast Greenland. The bears have evolved to live without sea ice, which is crucial for most polar bears to survive. Instead, they use freshwater glacier ice.

2 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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Associated Press News

Shaky oasis for some polar bears found, but not for species

With the polar bear species in a fight for survival because of disappearing Arctic sea ice , a new distinct group of Greenland bears seem to have stumbled on an icy oasis that might allow a small remote population to “hang on.”

2 months ago·United States
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