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Polar Bear , Ursus Maritimus , Which Means " Sea Bear " . A Large Male ...

Polar Bear , Ursus Maritimus , Which Means " Sea Bear " . A Large Male ...

  Stockphoto ID: 2623948

File name: Manitoba_Churchill_Polar_Day3b_1885.jpg
Format: digital, 4000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photographer Based in: Australia

Description: Polar bear , Ursus maritimus , which means " sea bear " . A large male polar bear searches for a place to dig into the snow and ice to uncover kelp . This is eaten to provide vitamins and minerals and small amounts of protein through crustaceans etc which may be caught in the kelp . Having fasted for 8 months the bears are very hungry while waiting for Hudson Bay to freeze so they can catch Harp Seals .

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