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 body condition of female bears had increased between 2004 and 2017 despite a pronounced decline in summer and winter sea ice extent. “Unexpectedly, body condition…