Activity and Movement Patterns of Polar Bears Inhabiting Consolidated versus Active Pack Ice

Ferguson, Steven H.; Taylor, Mitchell K.; Born, Erik W.; Rosing-Asvid, Aqqalu; Messier, Francois
March 2001
Arctic;Mar2001, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
Studies the influence of ice conditions on activity and movement patterns of polar bears in the Canadian-West Greenland Arctic. Use of radiotelemetry data gathered from 1989 to 1999 from 160 adult female polar bears; Higher rate of movement by bears inhabiting active ice than by bears inhabiting consolidated ice; Correlation between differences in bears' activity and movement and differences in ice conditions.


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