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Global warming causes polar bears to eat dolphins

Global warming causes polar bears to eat dolphins
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A polar bear was spotted preying on a white-beaked dolphin carcass that had been trapped in the ice in Svalbard, a group of Norwegian islands in the...

London: A polar bear was spotted preying on a white-beaked dolphin carcass that had been trapped in the ice in Svalbard, a group of Norwegian islands in the Arctic Ocean. Thanks to global warming these polar bears are fast adapting to new milieu and are now preying on new species, who primarily feed on ringed and bearded seals.


In April 2014, a male polar bear with a full belly was spotted near a recently devoured white-beaked dolphin, which could have weighed 54 to 308 kg and measured 5 to 9 feet long, the researchers said in a study published in the journal Polar Research.


The bear was also seen with another white-beaked dolphin’s carcass, which he might be saving for a later meal. These dolphins rarely venture so far north in the Arctic; they prefer the sub-Arctic, which has less sea ice and more open water.

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