Barents Sea polar bears in excellent condition say Norwegian biologists

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Conditions this year (2015) in the Barents Sea were excellent according to the polar bear researchers who work there (Polar bears were as fat as pigs”).

Barents Sea bear 2015 August Cobbing_NPI
A new survey just completed for a population count showed the bears were are in excellent condition – except the injured ones, of course, which some news organizations are promoting as evidence of harm from global warming-induced sea ice changes because an activist photographer  – not scientists – said so.

Barents Sea polar bears in excellent condition, say Norwegian biologists

Photo above: Magnus Andersson and Jon Aars from the Norwegian Polar Institute are waiting for the anesthetic to work on polar bears. The bear is immobilized and will incur a satellite collars. A 7 month old young watching. (Photo: Nick Cobbing) Photo above: Magnus Andersson and Jon Aars from the Norwegian Polar Institute are waiting for the anesthetic to work on polar bears. The bear is immobilized and will incur a satellite collars. A 7 month old young watching. (Photo: Nick Cobbing)

From a Google-translated report from “High North News” (h/t Moondogg) – Again, as the good news from this spring

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