Polar Bear Diet Changes as Climate Warms and Ice Melts

January 24, 2014 4:31 PM

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Polar Bear Diet Changes as Climate Warms and Ice Melts

The polar bear is the poster child for climate change. Its habitat is being impacted drastically as sea ice melts and temperatures warm. Now, though, scientists have discovered that polar bear behavior is also changing due to shifting conditions. They've found that these bears are seeking alternate food sources as ice melts, changing their diets in order to survive.

Currently, polar bears are listed as threatened species under the United States Endangered Species Act. Populations of these bears are declining in polar regions as their habitat continues to melt and disappear. Spring time is especially hard for these creatures since that's when they normally consu...

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