Record number of Chukchi Sea polar bears in 2020

Reposted from Dr. Susan Crockford’s Polar Bear Science. Wrangel Island research team counted a record number of Chukchi Sea polar bears in 2020 Posted on September 21, 2021 | Comments Offon Wrangel Island research…

Abundant Chukchi Sea ice explains silence on walrus haulouts in Alaska and Russia so far

This year is a totally different story and of course, the biologists are suddenly silent.

New survey estimates 10x as many polar bears in Russian section of Chukchi Sea as in USA portion

While admitting that using fixed aircraft and heat-detecting technology for the first time in this count presented a number of challenges, the authors propose the method could yield better results…

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,…

Kivalina: A Case Study of How Media & Politics Mangle Objective Climate Science!

Kivalina and Newtok don’t exemplify climate crises. Kivalina and Newtok are iconic examples of how the media and governments have ignored the injustices suffered by native peoples, then use their…

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…