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Monday, November 29, 2010
Biologists Report More Bad News for Polar Bears: Climate change will force them south, where they are unsuited for the diet

"The implication is that polar bears are likely to lose out in competition for food to grizzlies as warmer temperatures bring them into the same environments, because grizzlies’ stronger skulls are better suited to a plant-rich diet, said Slater and Blaire Van Valkenburgh, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and senior author of the research."

Photo via USGS/USCG

Biologists Report More Bad News for Polar Bears: Climate change will force them south, where they are unsuited for the diet

"The implication is that polar bears are likely to lose out in competition for food to grizzlies as warmer temperatures bring them into the same environments, because grizzlies’ stronger skulls are better suited to a plant-rich diet, said Slater and Blaire Van Valkenburgh, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and senior author of the research."

Photo via USGS/USCG