Barents Sea polar bears thriving despite huge summer ice loss: spring research results are in

After being locked out last year, fieldwork monitoring polar bears in the Svalbard region of the Barents Sea resumed this spring. The results show that despite having to deal with…

Surprising sea ice thickness across the Arctic is good news for polar bears

From Polar Bear Science Posted on May 27, 2021 This year near the end of May the distribution of thickest sea ice (3.5-5m/11.5-16.4 ft – or more) is a bit surprising,…

Polar bear survival contradictions: sea ice decline vs. documented harm

Here I take a detailed look at sea ice and polar bear population health information available for Western Hudson Bay and the Southern Beaufort compared to the Barents and Chukchi…

Pack Ice around Bear Island in the Barents Sea on 15 May: last time was 2003

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on May 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Still pack ice around Bear Island in the Barents Sea on 15 May:…

New Paper: Body condition of Barents Sea polar bears increased since 2004 despite sea ice loss

From Polar Bear Science Posted on May 5, 2020 | A recent paper that attempted to correlate pollution levels and body condition in Barents Sea polar bears reports it found…

Sea ice melt in the Arctic Basin leaves an area for polar bears larger than Greenland

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on August 29, 2019 Sea ice melt in the Arctic Basin leaves an area for polar bears larger than Greenland Most…

Polar bear spotted on Bear Island (Barents Sea) this winter for the first time in 8 years

Reposted from Polar Bear Science Posted on July 31, 2019 | Polar bear spotted on Bear Island (Barents Sea) this winter for the first time in 8 years A polar…

Shockingly thick first year ice between Barents Sea and the North Pole in mid-July

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science Posted on July 29, 2019 | In late June, one of the most powerful icebreakers in the world encountered such extraordinarily thick…

Negative feedback? Storing CO2 in the Arctic

From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: While the Arctic Ocean is largely a carbon sink, researchers find parts are also a source of atmospheric carbon dioxide For the past three…

Sea Ice News Volume 3 Number 3 – Beaucoup Bering Sea Ice

NASA reports in Bering Sea Teeming with Ice that “…the Bering Sea has been choking with sea ice. ” acquired March 19, 2012 download large image (12 MB, JPEG, 6800×8800) acquired…