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Polar Bears Adapting To New Goose Egg and Caribou Diet

Tuesday, July 15, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Prucia Buscell
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 Bear Food: Fewer Seals at Sea but More Eggs on Land 



Scientists have long thought polar bears marooned on land for months as Arctic ice melts would die as their stored fat was depleted before they got access to winter’s ocean ice.  But researchers are finding that an expanding ice-free season also means bears' stay on land overlaps with  the entire caribou calving season and a good portion of molting and egg-laying season for a booming population of geese. The bears are becoming adept at finding these new foods, and adapting changes in their diet. Read the Scientific American story by Douglas Fischer and The Daily Climate

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