Current Weather in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
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A new study is out saying that polar bears can likely withstand a longer fasting period on land. An overview of the paper can be found at polarbearscience.com. I agree with this to an extent. Even though Churchill’s polar bears are out on the ice, they are in fact still losing weight right now. They will hit their lowest weights by spring, just in time to feast on seal pups and young seals that just … Continue reading
A Churchill blizzard is once again upon us, pushing all the ice back into shore again. The bears, for their part, just float around on this big ice floe, waiting for a calm day, maybe waiting for seals too. The ice has formed a bit differently on Hudson Bay this year. There looks to be an almost uniform band of ice stretching along the entire west and south coast of the bay, right from Repulse … Continue reading