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Polar Bear Podcast

Photo credit: Sea Mammal Research Unit, World Register of Marine Species

In this podcast, host Ari Daniel Shapiro relates two close calls with polar bears (Ursus maritimus). Listen as Heather Cray recalls how, dumped by a storm on a small Arctic island, she got an unexpected wake-up call. And when researcher Steve Amstrup accidentally crashed through the roof of a polar bear’s den, no one could predict what happened next.

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