for The Big Sleuth - Britain's biggest school public art event of 2017 - the entire school was inspired to bake it better for the children's hospital, by arranging a charity cake sale and enjoying a dress-down day, in return for a donation.
as the hero of this story and an Inuit girl as an interloper inverts the trope of the human having to rescue a wild animal and the polar bear having discharged his obligations returns to the embrace of his mother in his bleak arctic home.
A new article in the journal Arctic suggests that polar bear cannibalism — typically the predation of small bears or cubs by much larger adult males — is either much more commonplace than previously thought, or has lately become more common.In the paper, leading polar bear biologist Ian Stirling and nature photographer Jenny Ross detail three recent instances of the behavior among polar bears in Norway's Svalbard Archipelago, each of which was photographed from the decks of ecotourism and research boats anchored a few hundred yards away."We do not have the information to separate those two possibilities."This story was provided by Life's Little Mysteries, a sister site to Live Science.Follow us on Twitter @llmysteries, then join us on Facebook. Shout messages appear in other users' inboxes just like regular instant messages, and your identity is visible to the recipient.
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"What I don't know is whether this has been going on for a long time and has only come to light as there are now lots of [ecotourism] ships going into the loose pack at the end of summer, or if it is something new."The scientists are asking: are polar bears more often resorting to cannibalism because of increased hunger and desperation, or are we simply more frequently observing a behavior that has always existed?
They say it's an important question to answer, because it will reveal whether or not the Svalbard polar bear population has started to feel the heat from climate change. ]Past research by Stirling and others, including Eric Regehr, a polar bear biologist with the U. Fish and Wildlife Service, shows that, as global warming has caused Arctic sea ice to start melting earlier and earlier each summer (as well as causing more of it to melt), some polar bear populations have been adversely affected.
"Lower food (i.e., seal) access has been shown to result in lower body condition (i.e., thinner bears)."Regehr explained that in some parts of the Arctic, such as the western Hudson Bay and the southern Beaufort Sea, the diminishing sea ice has already caused polar bear populations to decline.