History of Polar Bears as Summer Residents on the St. Matthew Islands, Bering Sea

  title={History of Polar Bears as Summer Residents on the St. Matthew Islands, Bering Sea},
  author={D. Klein and A. Sowls},
Polar bears were found as summer residents on the St. Matthew Islands in the northern Bering Sea from the time of their discovery in the mid-18th century until the late 19th century, when the last bears were presumably shot by crews from Canadian and American sealers and a U.S. revenue cutter. Historical documents suggest that the killing of the last summer-resident polar bears on the St. Matthew Islands was an indirect consequence of the controversy between the United States and Great Britain… Expand

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