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Svalbard – Monday 25th July 2016 – Sea Ice

We are awoken at around 2:30 am by Hannah on the tannoy, announcing the first sighting a Polar bear swimming ahead of the ship.  A quick scramble into clothes ensues, followed by a mustering on the forward observation deck.  265 more words


Couple sentenced for seal oil smuggling

A California couple has been sentenced for trying to smuggle mislabeled bee-based products and protected harp seal oil into the United States through their health products company. 709 more words


Polar bear habitat update end of April 2016: Plenty of sea ice for feeding

So, here we are near the end of the first month of the Arctic spring and there is still more ice than usual off Labrador and conditions in the Barents Sea are improving daily. 331 more words

Sea Ice Habitat

Harp seal: the most abundant Arctic seal & an undervalued polar bear prey species

This post has been reblogged from PolarBearScience.

The harp seal is the most abundant seal species in the northern hemisphere (estimated to number more than 9 million animals – that’s more harps than ringed seals) but are found only in the North Atlantic. 3,074 more words

Polar Bear

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Calm”

Spring is a long, drawn-out affair here on the island of Newfoundland.

No matter what the calendar says, we still have to endure the odd snowstorm and it seems to take forever to warm up. 111 more words


2016-065 - Happy Harp Seal Mandala

This week’s MotD theme: Round Critter Faces

China photographer, Keren Su, captured this adorable photo of what appears to be a very happy harp seal at Iles de la Madeleine in East Canada. 230 more words

Mandala Art

Polar bear habitat update: Labrador sea ice highest in 20 years

Sea ice off the southern Labrador coast hasn’t been this high for this date in 20 years: that’s great news for the harp and hooded seals that will give birth… 221 more words

Sea Ice Habitat