Plus-one.ru reports with reference to the BBC about the vulnerability of the last refuge of the Red Book Arctic predators. Known as the Wandel sea, there is usually strong ice cover all year round, but in 2020 the German research vessel Polarstern discovered clear water where there have always been thick ice floes.
The Last Ice Zone is important not only for polar bears, but also for their main prey – seals, which raise their cubs there. Scientists believe that the reason for the disappearance of the ice cover is strong winds and a general thinning of the hummocks, which lasted for years.
Earlier we wrote that the Central Bank issued commemorative coins with the Umka bear.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: open sources