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”).
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)
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