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Polar Bear Diet Changes as Sea Ice Melts

Polar Bear Diet Changes as Sea Ice Melts

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A series of papers recently published by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History suggests that polar bears in the warming Arctic are turning to alternate food sources. As Arctic sea ice melts earlier and freezes later each year, polar bears have a limited amount of time to hunt their historically preferred prey—ringed seal pups—and must spend more time on land.

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