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Keep up with our latest articles featuring new research, stories, and content about polar bears.

Map of the Arctic showing the four sea ice ecoregions.

Four Sea Ice Ecoregions

Polar bears roam across four distinct sea ice habitats--or ecoregions--across the Arctic, with different freeze-up, break-up, and drift patterns.

A polar bear waits beside a seal hole on the frozen ocean.

Oceans and Polar Bears

Explore the surprising connection between the frozen ocean and polar bears--and why healthy Arctic oceans are important to people too.

A polar bear mom with two cubs on the sea ice

Circadian Rhythms in Polar Bears

A new study provides insights into whether the extremes of the polar night and the midnight sun affect polar bear behavior.

Bands of green northern lights ripple across the night sky

Dancing Spirits

My elders told me when I was growing up that if you whistled at the northern lights, they would dance for you.

The research team pulls sleds with their equipment to a polar bear den site.

Q&A: Svalbard Maternal Den Study

One of our research teams spent three weeks in Svalbard, Norway just before the coronavirus shutdown, where they took part in a maternal den study.

A polar bear mom and cub on the sea ice

Bear Tracker Update Spring 2020

What are the bears up to on our Bear Tracker map? Find out what spring means to the polar bears of Hudson Bay.

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Live Cam

Our live Polar Bear Cams of the annual gathering of polar bears in Churchill, Canada have ended for the season. Until they return next fall, enjoy our Northern Lights cam and highlights of the bears from 2019! (The best viewing hours for the Northern Lights Cam are during the darkest part of the night, generally 10pm-4am ET.) #arcticinspiration

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Polar Bears and Their Habitat

Bear Tracker

Follow polar bears as they journey across the ice.

Check our Bear Tracker

Polar Bears

Learn more about these remarkable animals.

Discover Polar Bears

Climate Change

A threat to polar bears and the sea ice they depend on.

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“The only way to save the bears and their sea ice habitats is to control temperature rise through greenhouse gas mitigation.”

Dr. Steven C. Armstrup

It's not too late. Act now to effect change.

Your actions today will help prevent potentially catastrophic changes from taking place—not only helping polar bears, but also preserving the climate that has allowed humans to flourish.

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