Polar Bear

Polar Bear

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Credit: THOMAS & PAT LEESON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polar bear (Ursus maritimus), Canada. This photograph somewhat illustrates the issue of global warming. The ice forms later and breaks up sooner in the arctic. Since the bears do most of their hunting on the ice pack for seals, this shorter duration of ice limits their hunting time.

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Keywords: animal, arctic, bear, biological, biology, canadian wildlife, carnivore, carnivorous, climate change, cold, fauna, global warming, ice, ice floe, ice pack, mammal, melting, nature, north american wildlife, polar bear, ursus, ursus maritimus, vertical, warming, wildlife, winter, zoological, zoology

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