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Polar bears near shore as ice vanishes (Study Shows 239% Increase In Polar Bears)
UPI ^ | 1-08-10

Posted on 01/10/2010 4:05:55 PM PST by icwhatudo

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A 27-year study of polar bears in the southern Beaufort Sea showed them spending more time on land and open water as ice disappeared, officials said.

Between 1979 and 1987, 12 percent of bear sightings were associated with no ice. Between 1997 and 2005, however, 90 percent of bear sightings were associated with no ice, said Karyn Rode, a polar bear biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage, Alaska.

As sea ice disappeared, more bears were seen near shore in the southern Beaufort Sea, Rode said in a recent issue of the journal Arctic. Many scientists blame the warmer temperatures associated with climate change for the disappearance of the sea ice.

The number of bears sighted steadily near shore increased from 138 bears between 1979 and 1987, to 271 bears between 1988 and 1996, and 468 bears between 1997 and 2005, Rode said.

The bear observations and ice conditions were recorded as part of a bowhead whale survey conducted annually in the southern Beaufort Sea.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globullwarming; polarbears; seaice
Keep in mind these people were not just on land. They surveyed land, sea, and ice. Their observations showed an increase from 138 bears(79-87) to 468 bears (97-05)...an INCREASE of 238%.

Ice vanishing? Lets look at a comparison between Jan 10,1979 and Jan 10, 2010:

The "Beaufort Sea" is located the upper left area of both satellite images. To find exactly where it is, using the image on the left, follow a straight line from the zero on the chart on the left...moving to the right until you hit the water/ice. Just above that point (above the small green island) you will see a red/pinkish blob showing less of a concentration of sea ice. On the image on the right (from Jan 10 2010) there is no pinkish spot on the Beaufort Sea. The ice concentration is purple meaning a thicker concentration of sea ice.

If their contention is that there is more summer time ice melting, then they should say so, but this idea that somehow the area has seen its ice vanish is pure BS.

1 posted on 01/10/2010 4:05:57 PM PST by icwhatudo
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 01/10/2010 4:12:04 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Freedom from fat cat greedy Big Government tyranny IS a Right ... It IS the Constitution.)
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3 posted on 01/10/2010 4:17:11 PM PST by jimbo123
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4 posted on 01/10/2010 4:17:19 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: steelyourfaith
Polar bears love to eat seals. Seals love to float around on broken sections of sea ice to keep away from polar bears. Extensive sea ice forces the bears to risk life and limb to go eat seals hiding in and on the ice. Less ice forces the seals onto land into the ready grasp of the bears.

Obviously a loss of sea ice over several seasons should result in more bear cubs surviving because their mommies will have easier seal hunting ~ ergo the growth of polar bear numbers does reflect the loss of sea ice.

Return of a lengthy period of heavy sea ice should deplete polar bear numbers.

The Algore had it bass ackwards.

5 posted on 01/10/2010 4:17:34 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: icwhatudo
Maybe it's the body heat from all those extra polar bears that is causing the ice to melt. LOL!

Time for the envirowackos to give it a rest.

6 posted on 01/10/2010 4:18:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Remember in November! Throw all of the bums out!)
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7 posted on 01/10/2010 4:19:31 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I was just about to post that pic with the caption..
True that after the BBQ we gonna get some biatches...


8 posted on 01/10/2010 4:20:29 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: umgud

Funny tag line.


9 posted on 01/10/2010 4:22:07 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: muawiyah

More likely they took the facts and twisted them. A little cherry picking words and pics.


10 posted on 01/10/2010 4:23:34 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Jimbo, what’s the background to that pix? Interesting and hilarious, I think I can almost figure it out but would like to know for sure...


11 posted on 01/10/2010 4:24:14 PM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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12 posted on 01/10/2010 4:24:58 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: icwhatudo
There goes the neighborhood.


13 posted on 01/10/2010 4:25:03 PM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: GSP.FAN

“According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 – and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.”

It’s all a LIE...er, actually, a SCAM!


14 posted on 01/10/2010 4:25:24 PM PST by d2e
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It is a scam and a lot people would be out of jobs,if ever revealed as such....


15 posted on 01/10/2010 4:28:05 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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16 posted on 01/10/2010 4:34:25 PM PST by Bon mots
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17 posted on 01/10/2010 4:34:45 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: muawiyah

So polar bears eat only seals?
And their food was only on distant ice floes?


18 posted on 01/10/2010 4:38:27 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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But, but, this can’t be! EVERYONE knows that the decrease of ice means that the polar bear will DIE!!!!!


19 posted on 01/10/2010 4:40:36 PM PST by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: icwhatudo

Yeah, what a bunch of BS. The polar bear data is from 2005. That’s five freakin’ years ago! These AGW alarmists are grasping at anything to keep the myth alive!

Cheers


20 posted on 01/10/2010 4:40:42 PM PST by DoctorBulldog
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Polar bears can and will eat garbage and naturalists who get too close. They prefer going after tasty seals just choc full of nutrious oils and fats and lots and lots of iron compounds.


21 posted on 01/10/2010 4:43:40 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: jimbo123

What is that from? It is freaking hilarious!


22 posted on 01/10/2010 4:44:55 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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23 posted on 01/10/2010 4:47:44 PM PST by LucyT
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To: jimbo123

What is that video footage from??


24 posted on 01/10/2010 5:08:03 PM PST by Lizavetta
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BTTT


25 posted on 01/10/2010 5:13:14 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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26 posted on 01/10/2010 5:38:55 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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Wow, first the polar bears drowned when the ice melted and so their numbers dwindled. So the dwindling numbers proved global warming. Well, if their numbers increased, it must be due to melting ice and so the increased numbers must be due to global warming! Amazing thing, this climate “science.”

Who knew that polar bears actually are marine animals? Now we know that they are sea creatures in the process of migrating to land due to global warming!


27 posted on 01/10/2010 5:42:38 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: jimbo123

As for the text which appears briefly ...

The first line says ( in katakana ) ka-me-ra-ma-so. That’s camera-something, I think indicating this is a candid camera shot.

The second line says ( in hiragana, and one kanjii ) “Hyokotto please leave”, and I think Hyokotto means something like teddy bear, so if I’m right, and I could be ! ... the teddy bear would be the girl.

... Japanese is a real bear, I’ll tell you that.


28 posted on 01/10/2010 6:19:27 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: icwhatudo

Great post. You’re right - more ice - more liberal lies...


29 posted on 01/10/2010 6:22:06 PM PST by GOPJ (You don't have to eat all of a rotten egg to know it's rotten.)
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To: Lizavetta; freedumb2003; brushcop

I found that clip on an earlier FR thread and thought it was great.


30 posted on 01/10/2010 6:34:10 PM PST by jimbo123
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All I know is that Polar Bears vs. Sled Dogs = ADORABLE.

There's several videos on YouTube with them interacting. It's so cute I almost want to get a pet Polar Bear.

31 posted on 01/11/2010 6:07:15 AM PST by I Buried My Guns (BLOAT: Buy Lots Of Ammo Today)
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