Saturday, March 10, 2007

Polar Bear Population Thriving

Apparently polar bears are doing quite well in this age of global warming mania.
In the Davis Strait area, a 140,000-square kilometre region, the polar bear population has grown from 850 in the mid-1980s to 2,100 today.
And another interesting tidbit about polar bears floating on ice floes... that's how they travel!
Contrary to concern over a celebrated photograph of a bear and its cub floating on a tiny iceberg, the animals often travel in that way, he said.

"Bears will often hang out on glacier ice or large pieces of multi-year ice," [University of Alberta Professor Andrew Derocher] said.

I hope this puts an end to using polar bears as propaganda tools.