In Search Of: Sea Ice

Polar Bears need sea ice to survive. Let’s follow them on their journey. Unfortunately, due to climate change, their journey is getting harder than ever.

From Digital Trends.

Comments

  1. Shelley says:

    OMG giant underwater toe beans! … and firsties!!

  2. Yeah…pretty sure ‘climate change’ is more then debatable!

  3. Michael says:

    One of the saddest, more ominous things I’ve seen. These three bears made it to land, but how many will become exhausted and perish in open water, and no one will ever know? It makes me want to say to them, “No, don’t go, you’ll never make it. The ice you’re looking for is no longer there!” and then give them a nice seal to eat. Of course, the seal might not think that last part was so humanitarian. Nature, red in tooth and claw (Alfred Lord Tennyson); nature, indifferent to our suffering or survival. Sad.

  4. I pretty much can’t see a polar bear without tearing up now. I couldn’t even get past about 30 seconds of this video. It’s sad for the individual bears, and it’s sad for humanity.

  5. Rachael says:

    Underwater ballet at its best. Pure magic.

  6. tom drymon says:

    The sea ice coverage around Antarctica over the weekend marked a record high, with the ice surrounding the continent measuring at 2.07 million square kilometers, according to an environmentalist and author who says the ice there has actually been increasing since 1979 despite continued warnings of global warming.

  7. Michael says:

    Tom, too bad for the polar bears they live in the Arctic. As for the Antarctic, maybe there’s more ice in the sea because it’s all sliding off the land as the glaciers speed up; once in the ocean, it can melt and drown our coastlines. Larry, good for the bears. Maybe they are adapting to a different lifestyle and hunting technique. There will still be seals; they just need a way to find them other than waiting by breathing holes in the ice. Adapting or going extinct — that’s all any of us can do when circumstances change.

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