Polar Bears: Devastating Consequences For Arctic Life

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Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) are one of the few species that are able to sustain life in the rapidly changing arctic climate, and spends most of their lives out on sea ice. With the ongoing climatic changes occurring across northern latitudes, elevating air temperatures, melting of glacial ice, and rising sea levels are altering the arctic ecosystem. With these dramatic changes that have occurred, there are devastating consequences for arctic life. Polar Bears are one of the species that have been heavily impacted by these changes because they spend the majority of their time on the sea ice [1]. The decline in the magnitude of ice shows correlation with the health and population of polar bears, with higher temperatures there have been shorter

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