Consequences of long-distance swimming and travel over deep-water pack ice for a female polar bear during a year of extreme sea ice retreat

@article{Durner2010ConsequencesOL,
  title={Consequences of long-distance swimming and travel over deep-water pack ice for a female polar bear during a year of extreme sea ice retreat},
  author={George M. Durner and John P Whiteman and Henry J. Harlow and Steven C. Amstrup and Eric V. Regehr and Merav Ben‐David},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={34},
  pages={975-984}
}
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) prefer to live on Arctic sea ice but may swim between ice floes or between sea ice and land. Although anecdotal observations suggest that polar bears are capable of swimming long distances, no data have been available to describe in detail long distance swimming events or the physiological and reproductive consequences of such behavior. Between an initial capture in late August and a recapture in late October 2008, a radio-collared adult female polar bear in the… Expand

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