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Responses of Polar Bear Populations to Sea Ice Loss - 2/2

Date/Time: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm

City of Lake Oswego Oregon Official Website

Polar bears live on the Arctic sea ice where temperatures are increasing faster than anywhere else in the world.  How is the Arctic changing and what do we know about how polar bears are responding?  Dr. Karyn Rode, a Research Wildlife Biologist with the Alaska Science Center of the United States Geological Survey, will provide an overview of the life history of polar bears, their range throughout the Arctic and their evolutionary history.  She'll discuss her research in the Chukchi Sea and what has been learned in recent years about how polar bears are responding to the rapidly changing Arctic.