Plenty of Arctic sea ice for polar bears this year

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Arctic sea ice [image credit: BBC/Getty Images] Arctic sea ice [image credit: BBC/Getty Images]
Polar Bear Science finds no problems with the Arctic polar bear environment this year:

There is still a lot of sea ice in Hudson Bay, Foxe Basin, Davis Strait and Baffin Bay this week – more than average for this date – with slightly less than average in the Beaufort Sea. Past behaviour of Western and Southern Hudson Bay polar bears suggests the mean date that bears come ashore for the summer this year will be later than average due to the plentiful ice available, regardless of when polar bear biologists decide that “breakup” has occurred.

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