More polar bears in Chukchi Sea than previously thought

By Paul Homewood

 

From Sue Crockford:

 

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A joint US/Russian aerial survey has estimated that a minimum of 3,435 polar bears (but possibly as many as 5,444) likely inhabited the Chukchi Sea in 2016, quite a bit more than a previous study that estimated a population size of 2,937 the same year (which used data from one small US area extrapolated to the entire region). 

 

 

https://polarbearscience.com/2021/06/02/new-survey-estimates-10x-as-many-polar-bears-in-russian-section-of-chukchi-sea-as-in-usa-portion/

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June 4, 2021 at 03:39AM

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