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Polar bears disappearing from region

...Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and Environment Canada captured, tagged and released polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea from 2001 to 2010. The bear population shrank to about 900 in 2010, down from about 1,600 in 2004. That area...
Federal study finds Chukchi polar bears are thriving

...That's in contrast to studies of polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea, where federal scientists have recorded lower body...Male Chukchi Sea bears average 100 more pounds than southern Beaufort Sea bears."Indeed, at present time it is something...
Alaska Digest

...bears in Russia and one of two in Alaska, not including Alaska's better known and studied bear population, the Southern Beaufort Sea population, which roams off its north coast and into Canada. Both Russia and the United States already have strict...
Long-distance swims associated with loss of sea ice may cause problems for Alaska polar bears

...a study by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study reviewed data from female polar bears in the Chukchi and southern Beaufort seas that wore GPS collars and took swims of at least 50 kilometers - about 31 miles - between 2004 and 2009. Eleven...
Noting challenges, agency writes polar bear plan gone by mid-century, and possibly as soon as 2030, for America's two populations of polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea and the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's north and northwest coasts. Polar bears use sea ice to den, travel, and most...
Polar bear takes center stage in climate drama

...are less skeptical of the experts. The Inuvialuit sense something's gone wrong with their subpopulation, the Southern Beaufort Sea bear. "They've been less abundant the past 10 years," said Tuktoyaktuk hunter Elvis Raddi, 49. "In those...
Alaska's war on science needs to end

...three are currently listed as stable, none in Alaska. Alaska's polar bear populations in the Chukchi Sea and Southern Beaufort Sea are both now listed as declining, primarily due to loss of sea ice caused by carbon emissions. In fact, despite...
Alaska fights to reverse federal polar bear listing

...with sea ice decline, including animals in the two best studied subgroups, western Hudson Bay and Alaska's southern Beaufort Sea. A 2006 USGS report estimated the Beaufort Sea polar bear population at 1,526, down from a previous estimate...
Cannibalism among stressed polar bears?

...ANCHORAGE - Polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea may be turning to cannibalism...research on polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea region of northern Alaska...polar bears was greater in the southern Beaufort Sea than north near Banks Island...
Study documents polar bears' decline

...extent are predicted for these northern regions, continued monitoring and conservative management of the SBS (Southern Beaufort Sea) polar bear population is warranted," the report concluded. Siegel said the effects of shrinking sea ice are...


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