Melting Under Pressure

Stirling, Ian; Derocher, Andrew E.
September 2007
Wildlife Professional (Allen Press);Fall2007, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p24
The article focuses on polar bear's survival in the face of climate warming. The gradual melting of the ice habitats of polar bears in the Arctic regions is pointed out to have profound negative effects on the animals. Due to the early breakup of ice, related data have shown a decline in the average mass of the female bear and that those weighing less than 189 kilograms, will not likely reproduce. The decline in survival of cubs and subadults due to climate warming is also noted.


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