Fat healthy polar bear update: hundreds of not-starving bears attracted to dead whale

Posted: October 2, 2017 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, News
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These bears once again give the lie to the overheated claims of climate alarmists.

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Are the hundreds of polar bears spending the summer on Wrangel Island in the Chukchi Sea starving and desperate for any scrap of food? Hardly! Photos taken by Russian tourists on a cruise ship (19 September 2017) show a huge number of already-fat, healthy bears converging on a dead bowhead whale washed up on a beach. Most of these bears would have been without food since at least early August, when the last sea ice disappeared around the island, and will return to the ice by November.

Wrangel Island bears on whale_29 Sept 2017 SUN

This is what The Sun reported (29 September), based on a Siberian Timesstory (my bold):

The extraordinary sight was witnessed by tourists on an Arctic cruise aboard the Finnish-built MV Akademik Shokalskiy.

A source at Wrangel Island Nature Reserve said: “There were at least 230 polar bears, including single males, single females, mothers with cubs and even two mothers…

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Comments
  1. Curious George says:

    These are dead bears. Don’t be misled by mere observations.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Those birds are pushing their luck. 😎

  3. thefordprefect says:

    hundreds, presumably jut out of shot.

    I count about 35!

  4. oldbrew says:

    Report: A source at Wrangel Island Nature Reserve said: “There were at least 230 polar bears, including single males, single females, mothers with cubs and even two mothers with four cubs each.”

    Siberian Times: Lunch arrives on Wrangel Island, and 230 polar bears show up for the feast

  5. A token of evidence, for those who reason in such a manner.

  6. tom0mason says:

    Those bears look so comfortable on dry land makes you wonder why they would wish to live on something as naturally unstable as Arctic ice.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Wrangel Island…is one of Russia’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.
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    Wrangel Island, the home of Polar Bears, is often referred to as the ‘Polar Bear Maternity Ward’.

    http://wikitravel.org/en/Wrangel_Island

  8. tom0mason says:

    Did I read somewhere that some of the polar bears (Ursus maritimus), that inhabit this island have a small population of sub-species (Ursus maritimus Brutus ), and these polar bears have a propensity for depression caused by a very old genetic abnormality that affects them.

    The bears that are affected are called ‘Wrangelers’ by the scientist in recognition of their tendency to put their old blue genes on. (See “www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWdcZqG02Ls” for more information).

    Sorry, I’ll collect my hat on the way out…

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