Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Uncertain Future For Alaska's Polar Bears

Alaska Polar Bear Sow with Cubs -- Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska TravelAs cute as you think this picture may be, polar bears are not meant to be terrestrial mammals. They are marine mammals, and as such rely on the sea ice as critical habitat for their existence. As the sea ice continues to melt, polar bears are loosing their existential platform for survival.

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Tough Future For Alaska's Polar Bear Cubs

Alaska Polar Bear Sow With Cubs - Photo (c) Laurent Dick - Wild Alaska Travel

A polar bear sow and her two nine month old cubs wander around the barrier reefs near Barter Island in northern Alaska. The chances for a newborn to survive the first year is only 30%  because of environmental stress related to climate change as well as cannibalism and other factors. These cubs might make it!

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