Polar Bears Can’t Eat Geese Into Extinction

ScienceDaily (Nov. 4, 2010) — As the Arctic warms, a new cache of resources — snow goose eggs — may help sustain the polar bear population for the foreseeable future. In a new study published in an early online edition of Oikos, researchers affiliated with the Museum show that even large numbers of hungry bears repeatedly raiding nests over many years would have a difficult time eliminating all of the geese because of a mismatch in the timing of bear arrival on shore and goose egg incubation.

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