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Polar bear metabolism cannot cope with ice loss
The Arctic mammals may not survive the ongoing loss of their hunting grounds.

Polar bears’ metabolism does not slow very much during the summer months when sea ice melts and food becomes scarce, according to a study1 published today (16 July) in Science. With the Arctic warming faster than the global average, the finding does not bode well  for the bears (Ursus maritimus), who use the ice as a hunting ground.

nature.com
Polar bear metabolism cannot cope with ice loss
The Arctic mammals may not survive the ongoing loss of their hunting grounds.

Polar bears’ metabolism does not slow very much during the summer months when sea ice melts and food becomes scarce, according to a study1 published today (16 July) in Science. With the Arctic warming faster than the global average, the finding does not bode well  for the bears (Ursus maritimus), who use the ice as a hunting ground.

The Arctic ice is melting earlier each summer and freezing later each winter, limiting the animals’ chances to catch seals. With no way to save energy, polar bears are unlikely to survive the continued sea-ice loss2 caused by rising temperatures, says Merav Ben-David, a wildlife ecologist at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and a co-author of the study.

The research suggests that the bears do not use a strategy known as walking hibernation — a state of lowered activity and slowed metabolism — to survive summer fasts as some had suspected3. Instead, they show a smaller decrease in their metabolic rate, similar to that seen in any mammal with a restricted diet.

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my beautiful tropical fish elphaba-bubble tagged me in this piece of trash and said it was fun so here are 92 facts about me

what was your:
last drink: water im boring as fuck
last phone call: my cousin grace who was two rooms away I wanted her to bring me some biscuits
last text message: Sarah and it was about this fuckin survey 
last song you listened to: S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W by my chemical romance
last time you cried: probably yesterday tbh

have you ever:
dated someone twice: no
been cheated on: no
kissed someone and regretted it: no however I have NOT kissed someone and regretted it which I feel may be worse???
lost someone special: no
been depressed: I’ve never been diagnosed with depression but I’m an absolutely miserable person so
been drunk and thrown up: no!! go me
list three favourite colours: black, black and black

in the last year have you:
made a new friend: yee
fallen out of love: nah I feel nothing anyway
laughed until you cried: yes
met someone who changed you: mm I guess?
found out who your true friends are: not really I mean I think people might actually be scared of me so no one has crossed me???
found out someone who was talking about you: yes
kissed anyone on your fb friends list: nope

general:
how many people on your fb friends do you know in real life: most of them I think
do you have any pets: non
want to change your name: nah
what did you do for your last birthday: some friends came round
what time did you wake up today: about 10.15am
what were you doing at midnight last night: listening to music in bed
name something you cannot wait for: Wednesday’s looking pretty good 
last time you saw your mother: she just said good night to me
listening to right now: my chemical romance LOL im emo trash
have you ever talked to a person named tom: yessir
what’s getting on your nerves right now: certain people
blood type: idk sorry
nickname: i have dumb nicknames but nothing people actually call me
relationship status: chronically single zodiac sign: Sagittarius
pronouns: She/her 
favourite tv show: orphan black, parks and rec
tattoos: no but I want some
right or left handed: right
first surgery: I don’t think I’ve had surgery?
first piercing: Classic ears
first best friend: girl called kaitlin who was at nursery/primary sküle
first sport you joined: swimming! 
I was tiny I think
first vacation: Scarborough lol (abroad it was Benidorm)
first pair of trainers: does anyone actually know this about themself

right now:
eating: finishing off my chinise fuck yea
drinking: lemonade
i’m about to: lie in bed and read
listening to: my chemical romance I already told you
waiting for: some photos I’m getting developed to arrive
want kids: hell to the no
get married: mmm im not fussed, I definitely don’t want a big wedding, don’t see the point in it tbh
career: I’m a customer assistant in Boots but it’s not like, career goals
which is better:
lips or eyes: lips I think I kind of have a thing for lips
hugs or kisses: how would I know
shorter or taller: taller
older or younger: depends to what extent but generally, older
romantic or spontaneous: depends on the situation but I’m far more inclined to spontaneous I think
nice stomach or nice arms: arms I guess but idc
sensitive or loud: sensitive I think??? I mean??? I don’t know I think a balance is good??
hook up or relationship: depends yeah, I think hook up though but obviously if the person is right why wouldn’t you want a relationship?? Whatever would make me happiest in the situation with the particular person man
trouble maker or hesitant: I don’t understand this question

have you ever:
kissed a stranger?: no
drank hard liquor: yes
sex on the first date: no
broke someone’s heart: of course not son
had your own heart broken: nah
been arrested: no
cried when someone died: no
fallen for a friend: i guess

do you believe in:
yourself: I don’t know
miracles: hmmmm
love at first sight: hmmmmmm
heaven: non
santa claus: aw no sorry
kiss on the first date: yeeee
angels: no
And I’m tagging my comrades communismemer chunderbirdsarego how-was-your-yesterday llightsout-wordsgone ursus-maritimus itsthefirstdaysofspring olivla littlebitofleila lexinadress annieesblog no pressure though lads but it was pretty fun ngl (probably bc im one self absorbed fucker) (bye)

| Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are a beautiful sight, and I’m greatful to have seen many of them the last months in Svalbard. Danger posed by climate change is malnutrition or starvation due to habitat loss. Polar bears hunt seals from a platform of sea ice. Rising temperatures cause the sea ice to melt earlier in the year, driving the bears to shore before they have built sufficient fat reserves to survive the period of scarce food in the late summer and early fall.

by Sigrid Ekran