Polar Bears Have 2,000 Miles Of Icy Shoreline

http://www.arctic.io/

There are 2,000 miles of shoreline with 3-5 metre thick ice abutted, but the poor (soon to be extinct) Polar bears have to swim 500 miles to get an ice cube.

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7 Responses to Polar Bears Have 2,000 Miles Of Icy Shoreline

  1. Can you imagine how awful it would be if they all evolved back into brown bears? To quote that fellow from the Conrad novella: “The Horror! The Horror!”

  2. Lance says:

    They can’t go back before 1950 so they are toast

  3. Why do Polar Bears (as we’re told by the experts) “need” ice to survive? Is it to drop into their tumblers of “Old Pulteney” (supplies of which are on their way north, albeit in fits and starts, and with a few reverses).

    I’ve read the same of Antarctic penguins, which apparently “need” the ice so they can use it as a launching pad to dive to catch fish. Strange that there are populations of penguins in South Africa, South America and the Falkland Islands which do just fine without any ice.

  4. MrCannuckistan says:

    I thought polar bears needed thin ice to hunt seals. It might be a bit difficult for a seal to make a breathing hole in multi-metre thick ice, no? Sounds more like the thin ice is a boon to the polar bear than a hindrance.

    MrC

    • gator69 says:

      “…it is possible a warmer climate will improve polar bear and seal habitats in the short term, mainly in higher latitudes where ice is too thick for seal hunting. But these areas are small, he says, and will only support a fraction of the bear population.”

      Sounds like they are confusing the bears with Goldilocks, who had to have everything ‘just right’. After all, these are the same bears that evolved from brown bears, that adapted to an icy environment.

  5. Blade says:

    “There are 2,000 miles of shoreline with 3-5 metre thick ice abutted, but the poor (soon to be extinct) Polar bears have to swim 500 miles to get an ice cube.”

    Maybe they are women polar bears?

    You know, the wife drives 30 miles to get to a sale on shoes that are $10 off, all the while spending $7 on gas to travel the 60 miles round-way?

    Yes, I tried logic, explaining it like this but …

    Nevermind.

  6. Steve Case says:

    Polar bears need thin ice to hunt seals. – MrCannuckistan

    Made me smile (-:

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