Tag Archives: polar bear population

Polar Bear Blog – Breakup on Hudson Bay

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Its fun with charts day! Along with almost everyone else, I have been a bit confused by the numbers being thrown around and stuff about breakup on Hudson Bay. After reading the latest research (Gagnon and Gough (2005), Scott and Marshall (2009), Stirling and Parkinson (2006), I figured I would just look at the Canadian Ice Service charts myself. I picked the first week of July because that kind of gives the best idea as … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Ice Free Days

Swimming-bear

While all the polar bear scientists are chatting about solutions for the apocalypse, I stumbled across a neat little chart of Ice-Free Days in Hudson Bay (page 17). It was used by Martin Obbards, the Southern Hudson Bay polar bear guy, in a presentation so one would assume that the data is reasonably correct. One thing struck me, the ice in the 1970s kind of looks, um, really average. So with a ruler and some … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Iqaluit, Nunavut – Polar Bear Quota Increased

Polar bear hunting season has started on Baffin Island almost a month earlier than usual. This year, the Inuit will harvest up to 32 males and nine females up from the usual limit of 16 males and seven females. The Davis Strait population of polar bears is one of the few that all parties (NGOs, science and Inuit) agree is increasing. The increase in the Davis Strait population is both on account of changing ice … Continue reading

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