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Polar Bear

Polar Bear

C014/3266

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THOMAS & PAT LEESON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 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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