February 2008
National Wildlife (World Edition);Feb/Mar2008, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p10
The article discusses the food behavior of polar bears in the Arctic. Polar bears mainly subsist on a diet of seals, which they catch on sea ice. Global warming is causing the ice to shrink forcing the bears to seek food elsewhere. A study published in the journal "Polar Biology" reports that Canadian researchers have seen an adolescent male polar bear swimming in an Arctic estuary, chasing down and eating char. The researchers' sighting is the first such sighting of this behavior outside of the Arctic's native Inuit population.


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