According to Expedition Leader Rodney Russ’ blog on September 19, 2017, at least 150 polar bears of all ages, sexes and sizes gathered near Pitchy Bazar on the western coast of Russia’s Wrangel Island to gorge on a dead bowhead whale : “… I simply don’t know where or how to start this blog .. today has been one of those days I or anybody else with me will never ever forget. You had to live it to believe it, even now there are people pinching themselves to make sure it really happened, but I get ahead of myself…”.
A statement issued by the Wrangel Island State Nature Reserve put the estimate of arctic bears closer to 230 bears! They added: “… International scientific group for monitoring population of white bears on Chukotka and Alaska working in that area of the island was informed about the finding. At the moment, thorough scientific observations are made…”.
Just incredible and fascinating!
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