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Polar bears unlikely to thrive on land-based foods

Polar bears unlikely to thrive on land-based foods

Credit: Brian Battaile A team of scientists led by the U.S. Geological Survey found that polar bears, increasingly forced on shore due to sea ice loss, may be eating terrestrial foods including berries, birds and eggs, but any nutritional gains are limited to a few individuals and likely cannot compensate for lost opportunities to consume […]