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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
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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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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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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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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"

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Knut's Grown up diet

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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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“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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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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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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