This 3 February 2020 BBC video says about itself:
This 25 February 2019 video says about itself:
There is more to polar bear fur than meets the eye. Mammals Curator Roberto Portela Miguez explains.
For engineers, polar bear hair is a dream template for synthetic materials that might lock in heat just as well as the natural version. Now, materials scientists have developed such an insulator, reproducing the structure of individual polar bear hairs while scaling toward a material composed of many hairs for real-world applications in the architecture and aerospace sectors: here.
This 24 December 2017 video is called Polar bears play football with spy cam – Polar Bear Spy On The Ice – BBC Earth.
This 22 December 2017 video is called Polar bear destroys spy cam – Polar Bear Spy On The Ice – BBC Earth.
This 20 December 2017 video says about itself:
Polar bear helps film her own cub! – Polar Bear Spy On The Ice – BBC Earth
This polar bear cub‘s first steps outside are captured with the help of his own mother.
This 17 December 2017 video says about itself:
Polar Bear Rescues Our Blizzard Spy Camera – Polar Bear Spy On The Ice – BBC Earth
These two courting polar bears come to the rescue of one stranded spy cam.
Not all polar bears are in the same dire situation due to retreating sea ice, at least not right now. Off the western coast of Alaska, the Chukchi Sea is rich in marine life, but the number of polar bears in the area had never been counted. The first formal study of this population suggests that it’s been healthy and relatively abundant in recent years, numbering about 3,000 animals: here.
Using a new approach to measure chemical contaminants in polar bears, scientists found a large variety of new chlorinated and fluorinated substances, including many new polychlorinated biphenyl metabolites. Worryingly, these previously unrecognized contaminants have not declined in the past decades, and many long-chain fluorinated alkyl sulfonic acids have been increasing over time, says the study: here.
This video about Arctic Siberia says about itself:
Hundreds of Polar Bears Gather to Feast on Whale Carcass
29 September 2017
According to a Wrangel Island news release, at least 230 polar bears gathered on Wrangel Island to gorge on a dead bowhead whale, which washed ashore Sept. 19.
SHO: An unbelievable experience at Wrangel Island
19 September, 2017
I simply don’t know where or how to start this blog .. today has been one of those days I or anybody else with me will never ever forget. You had to live it to believe it, even now there are people pinching themselves to make sure it really happened, but I get ahead of myself.
The day started at 0530 with an early breakfast. We were anchored near Pitchy Bazar on the western coast of Wrangel Island. The Island was coated with a fresh coating of snow, a huge contrast to yesterday’s blue sky and warm weather at the Clark River. The early morning lighting that accompanied the sunrise was surreal. There were several options, ranging from the very easy to the more extreme.
I was on beach patrol with some folk on the easier walk when a young bear wandered our way. He had attitude and he was definitely interested in us. We persuaded him to move on and he lay down about 50 metres away in the snow and watched us. It was a close but incredibly fascinating encounter. Little did we know there were even more incredible things to come. What we saw (and experienced) next will rewrite expedition travel experiences. We were cruising down the coast and saw a “herd” or “convention “ of Polar Bears on/near the beach. There was a dead bowhead whale and we counted over 150 Polar Bears (of all ages, sexes and sizes) that were either feeding or had been feeding on it in the immediate vicinity of the whale. We launched the zodiacs for a closer look and that is the memory we will all carry with us … there are no words to describe it. I share one photo in the hope that it will portray something of our experience.
We leave Wrangel Island tonight on the last leg of this journey.
Rodney Russ – Expedition Leader, Owner and Founder
The video shows the dead whale had attracted glaucous gulls as well.
This video says about itself:
Hungry Polar Bear Ambushes Seal – The Hunt – BBC Earth
30 June 2017
We track a hungry but determined Polar Bear as it seeks to ambush a plump seal. With the odds stacked against it, this scrawny looking bear will need to pull off an amazing manoeuvre if it’s to get a well-earned meal.