For Polar Bears, a Climate Change Twist

An interesting article, highlighting a number of mammals feeding on Snow Geese around Hudson.

LA PÉROUSE BAY, Manitoba — The sea ice here on the western shore of Hudson Bay breaks up each summer and leaves the polar bears swimming for shore. The image of forlorn bears on small rafts of ice has become a symbol of the dangers of climate change.

And for good reason. A warming planet means less ice coverage of the Arctic Sea, leaving the bears with less time and less ice for hunting seals. They depend on seals for their survival.

But the polar bears here have discovered a new menu option. They eat snow geese. See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/science/for-polar-bears-a-climate-change-twist.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone&_r=0

Jon

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