Metabolism study signals more trouble ahead for polar bears

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A study of  polar  bear  metabolism conducted near Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay has provided more reason to worry about the future of these massive predators that prowl the Arctic.

Scientists said on Thursday they examined activity levels, foraging behaviour and blood biochemistry of a group of  polar  bear s during their prime hunting season on the sea ice of the Beaufort Sea, determining that the metabolism of the species is about 60 per cent greater than previously understood.

The decline of Arctic sea ice amid global climate change is making...


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Metabolism study signals more trouble ahead for polar bears


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