Typically, polar bears range miles out to sea to hunt seals that live on sea ice. But a small population of bears in southeastern Greenland have adapted to life in a slushy area with freshwater ice.
Some polar bears in Greenland have adapted to life without sea icewhich they typically depend on for huntingraising hopes for the species survival in a warming world
Polar Bears Surprise Researchers by Adapting to Life Without Sea Ice
The animals in Greenland shows the species resilience as the climate warms, but some scientists warn that polar bears elsewhere might struggle to survive on freshwater ice.
Polar bears have been struggling as the climate warms and Arctic sea ice melts, but scientists have discovered a group of bears in southeastern Greenland that have adapted to life without sea ice by hunting on glacier ice.
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