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Polar bears are modifying their diets to adapt to climate change
thecelebritycafe.com ^ | 1/26/2014 | Amanda Stewart,

Posted on 01/26/2014 8:04:12 AM PST by BenLurkin

Polar bears are often thought as the animal that is most effected by global warming, but new research has shown that when the food they prefer is not available, the bears are willing to change their diet, according to the International Business Times. Though they prefer seal, in times when they are not available researchers have found they will eat caribou, snow geese, grass seed and berries.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; polarbears

1 posted on 01/26/2014 8:04:12 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

so did I.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 8:05:20 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: BenLurkin

So in effect, no impact.

Besides, nobody yet has proven any “climate change” to begin with.

So much cr*p.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 8:05:35 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: BenLurkin
Though they prefer seal, in times when they are not available researchers have found they will eat caribou, snow geese, grass seed and berries.
Or slow Eskimos
4 posted on 01/26/2014 8:07:01 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Maybe there is a Big Mac in their future.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 8:07:07 AM PST by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: BenLurkin

I heard it from my wife, Morgan Fairchild. Yeah, that's the ticket.

6 posted on 01/26/2014 8:08:27 AM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: BenLurkin
Liberal: "Oh this is terrible! Those poor creatures being forced by man to turn to other foods!"

Conservative: "Cool. Very adaptable animals!"

7 posted on 01/26/2014 8:09:06 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: BenLurkin
seals being easier to catch doesn't necessarily make them preferable... i'm sure caribou is just as tasty to them only it's more work
8 posted on 01/26/2014 8:10:35 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: BenLurkin

9 posted on 01/26/2014 8:12:01 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Knut, The Global warming "Poster Bear"

 photo Knutt1_zps7b0bea08.jpeg

Knut's Grown up diet

 photo Knutt2_zps7e2fa13e.jpeg

10 posted on 01/26/2014 8:12:41 AM PST by Zeneta
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To: BenLurkin

Yes they are changing their diet from “eating everything” to “eating everything”.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 8:13:12 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: BenLurkin

Adapting is how critters have lived for all these years.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 8:13:24 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: BenLurkin

They drink Coke now?


13 posted on 01/26/2014 8:13:32 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: BenLurkin

They eat more hot soup in order to stay warm?


14 posted on 01/26/2014 8:14:03 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: BenLurkin

I heard that they’ll switch to Subway sandwiches now that the Wookie is their spokesperson.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 8:15:12 AM PST by csvset
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To: BenLurkin

“researchers have found they will eat caribou, snow geese, grass seed and berries.”

Which they likely have eaten for centuries.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 8:16:46 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: BenLurkin
Polar bears are often thought as the animal that is most effected by global warming,

Learn how to spell, lady. It's affected.

17 posted on 01/26/2014 8:19:25 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: BenLurkin

Since they are omnivorous they eat a thing edible where ever they are.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 8:21:00 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder if this explains how the polar bear population has grown from 5,000 in the 60s to 25,000 now. The like it warm, and they eat anything they want to eat.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 8:22:21 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: BenLurkin

Any word yet on those polar bears they shipped off to Antarctica? I’m sure they have plenty of penguins to eat down there.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 8:23:21 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: BenLurkin

In a pinch they will eat global warming researchers. :-)


21 posted on 01/26/2014 8:24:58 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Lizavetta
Learn how to spell, lady. It's affected.

Ditto, you beat me to it.

The English language is being destroyed by our public schools, universities and spellcheck.

22 posted on 01/26/2014 8:32:20 AM PST by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: artichokegrower

I prefer a big, red, juicy steak but in these times when they are so expensive I eat chicken or pork.
His point is?


23 posted on 01/26/2014 8:36:08 AM PST by sheana
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To: Mikey_1962

“The bears are willing to change their diet, according to the International Business Times. Though they prefer seal, in times when they are not available researchers have found they will eat caribou, snow geese, grass seed and berries.”

That is the advantage of being a resourceful omnivore.

Our children, grandkids, nephews and nieces are successful and resourceful omnivores.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 8:37:46 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda witholl fail 24/7/365!)
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To: BenLurkin; Shimmer1

But no matter how hungry they get, they won’t eat penguins...


26 posted on 01/26/2014 8:47:58 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: carriage_hill

LIES!


27 posted on 01/26/2014 8:49:00 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: BenLurkin

The only thing polar bears have to worry about is so much expansion of the polar icecaps there will be nothing for them to eat but goofey climate scientists studying global warming.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 9:05:15 AM PST by pallis
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To: BenLurkin

I had no idea Polar Bears are such incredible creatures.

They can eat all sorts of stuff!

Wow!


29 posted on 01/26/2014 9:06:52 AM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Lizavetta

“’Polar bears are often thought as the animal that is most effected by global warming,’

Learn how to spell, lady. It’s affected.”

As a duly appointed Deputy on the Grammar Police, I heartily agree!


30 posted on 01/26/2014 9:11:47 AM PST by paterfamilias
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yes!They’re going to McDonalds instead of the neighborhood sushi bar.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 9:11:52 AM PST by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: BenLurkin

Way back when, the polar bear was a brown bear which adapted to colder climes. So I guess they can adapt and may ultimately return as brown bears or black ones or whatever.


32 posted on 01/26/2014 9:27:16 AM PST by masadaman
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To: BenLurkin

A long time ago I read that they were on the “Timothy Treadwell Diet.”


33 posted on 01/26/2014 9:39:43 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: BenLurkin

Climate has always changed, and the planet always adapted to it, same as it ever was.


34 posted on 01/26/2014 9:44:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

There is so many now that they are fighting with the monkeys for bannanas.


35 posted on 01/26/2014 9:58:13 AM PST by dalereed
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To: BenLurkin

All mammals are edible. They only part of a mammalian that is toxic to humans is the polar bear liver. It can be fatal eating a polar bear liver. Weird.


36 posted on 01/26/2014 10:02:48 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BenLurkin

Moo had to change her diet to kobi beef and lobster when she was forced to move into the white hut.


37 posted on 01/26/2014 10:10:49 AM PST by bgill
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To: null and void

nooo, you’re right about that!


38 posted on 01/26/2014 10:42:12 AM PST by Shimmer1
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To: BenLurkin

Polar bears are descended from grizzly bears which are quite successful omnivores.


39 posted on 01/26/2014 11:58:25 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: central_va
They only part of a mammalian that is toxic to humans is the polar bear liver. It can be fatal eating a polar bear liver.

The bears store vitamin A in their livers in high concentrations. They get the Vitamin A from eating seals, which eat fish.

40 posted on 01/26/2014 12:06:44 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: BenLurkin
"... There are far more polar bears alive today than there were 40 years ago. ... In 1973, there was a global hunting ban. So once hunting was dramatically reduced, the population exploded. This is not to say that global warming is not real or is not a problem for the polar bears. But polar bear populations are large, and the truth is that we can't look at it as a monolithic population that is all going one way or another."

http://www.npr.org/2013/02/02/170779528/the-inconvenient-truth-about-polar-bears - a report from Churchill, CA


41 posted on 01/26/2014 2:21:48 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Mike Darancette
Polars bred with grizz are called *pizzlys* :)


42 posted on 01/26/2014 2:24:22 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe da bears could migrate to New York City and eat a few of them fat-assed liberals?


43 posted on 01/26/2014 2:28:50 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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44 posted on 01/26/2014 2:57:20 PM PST by Textide
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My pleasure.


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