A report at CBC News (“Photo shows polar bear injured by tight radio collar,” Martin Zeilig, 28 October 2015) shows the bloodied neck of a male Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear, taken near Kaktovik, Alaska, whose radio collar is too tight.
Researchers should not be putting collars on young animals and male bears – they know the problems! Who did the USGShave working for them that did not know this – or couldn’t tell a male bear from a female? The other question is: how many more bears are in the same condition but out of sight on the sea ice – or dead due to their injuries? Don’t forget, this is a population that researchers claim is endangered because of a recent population decline due to thick spring ice in 2004-2006.
From the CBC article:
“The photo was taken in Kaktovik in eastern Alaska, along…
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