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Every year, the polar bears of Western Hudson Bay are forced ashore in summer when the sea ice melts.
We’ve created a new earth awareness day, Arctic Sea Ice Day, on July 15, to call attention to sea ice loss in the Arctic and how we can help reverse this trend. We chose July 15 because the breakup on Western Hudson Bay was historically in mid-July, with considerable natural fluctuation between years. Now the breakup is over three weeks earlier, on average, than it was in the 1980s.
This month The Marine Mammal Centre (California) celebrate the champions of the cold: Animals of the Arctic. Join Adam Ratner, marine biologist and animal care volunteer at The Marine Mammal Center, for an interactive presentation on these amazing animals. Adam will talk about animals such as walruses, narwhals, hooded seals, bowhead whales and polar bears – what they eat, where they live and how they survive those f – f – f – f – f – freezing temperatures. Sessions are held in the Center’s classroom at 12pm and 2pm. A great compliment to the docent-led tour!
As always, Marine Science Sunday is fun, educational and free!