Polar Bears of Svalbard - Sunil Singh
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On thin ice

On thin ice

On an arctic expedition from Svalbard, we spotted this polar bear at about 81 degrees north. It was looking for food but it had to move carefully on thin ice. Fast melting glaciers and pack ice melting sooner than normal due to climate change have make extinction of this beautiful creature a real threat.

His pacing up and down on thin ice had me wondering if he knew what was happening to his habitat. How long had he been out hunting for seals?

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