06.21.2022

Newly-discovered SE Greenland polar bear subpopulation: another assumption proven false

“This newly-discovered population of SE Greenland bears apparently uses marine-terminating glacier fronts (including calved pieces of freshwater glaciers) that exist in deep coastal fjords as platforms to hunt ringed seals when the land-locked fast ice disappears. … In other words, ringed seals and polar bears throughout the Arctic are almost certainly capable of utilizing glacier-front habitats where ever they occur, as they have been doing in SE Greenland.”

Originally published here at Polar Bear Science on 16 June 2022.

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