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Melting Arctic ice is forcing polar bears into life-threatening swims

Washington: In September 2009, after a northern summer of warm weather and dwindling ice, a young polar bear slipped into the frigid waters of the Beaufort Sea and began to swim.

She didn’t stop for food or rest until nine days later, when she finally encountered a slab of sea ice large enough to sustain her. The journey was some 400 kilometres…

Source: Melting Arctic ice is forcing polar bears into life-threatening swims

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