what I learned about Arctic
- Polar bears are becoming smaller in the past decades because of they don't have enough foods. They are even cannibalizing each other.
- Although they are marine mammals, polar bears are drowning, which I'd already heard before.
- They lost vast quantity of ice there, 6 times as large as the State of California. Living in Japan, square mile sounds so unfamiliar to me. I converted the unit and calculated by myself. They said one million of square miles are vanishing? That's 6.8 times as large as Japan! This is really alarming!!
- I thought polar bears are on the list of endangered species list but they haven't. Adding them to the list is a double edge sward. It is obvious that the situation cannot be reversed soon, and therefore the number of polar bears will surely decline. We must protect this "rare species." However admitting that this animal is sure to extinct means admitting that the U.S. government, Bush administration rather, will not be able to stem global warming.
I was mesmerized when I first saw wild polar bear running on the ice. That's the image I'll never be able to see for myself. (They said finding polar bears is like looking for a needle in the haystack?)
A mother bear thought they were in danger, she protected their baby and cubs were clinging to their mom's body. They were really cute. I knew those wildlife biologists0 were not attacking them but I felt bad when they took cubs from their mother. Cubs looked so cute however how they barked was scary.