Polar Bears on Thin Ice, Arctic Expedition Finds (Polar Bear Tagging)
An expedition to the islands of Svalbard, Norway, to study how rising temperatures and melting sea ice are affecting polar bears concluded Monday (April 21).
Over the 10-day trek, researchers outfitted female bears with satellite tracking collars that will send back data, giving researchers a picture of how shrinking sea ice may be affecting the polar bears' movements and denning patterns.
"The bear denning habitats appear to be shifting further north," Geoff York, one of the expedition leaders, told Live Science via satellite phone from the team’s ship in Svalbard Thursday (April 17). The team had so far deployed 11 of their 20 collars, York said

Polar Bears on Thin Ice, Arctic Expedition Finds (Polar Bear Tagging)

An expedition to the islands of Svalbard, Norway, to study how rising temperatures and melting sea ice are affecting polar bears concluded Monday (April 21).

Over the 10-day trek, researchers outfitted female bears with satellite tracking collars that will send back data, giving researchers a picture of how shrinking sea ice may be affecting the polar bears' movements and denning patterns.

"The bear denning habitats appear to be shifting further north," Geoff York, one of the expedition leaders, told Live Science via satellite phone from the team’s ship in Svalbard Thursday (April 17). The team had so far deployed 11 of their 20 collars, York said

At first glance, this photo looks like a stunning Scarlet Macaw. Look closer. This species isn’t Ara macao, it’s Homo sapiens. If you look closely, you can see her right hand as the claw, her left arm wrapped over her head to look like the head and the beak. Her left leg is outstretched to serve as the tail, while her right leg is curled up on the post. The bright green eye is painted on her forehead.Artist Johannes Stoetter spent a month planning and executing this amazing photograph. For four hours, he painstakingly painted the model’s body with breathable paint in order to create the the beautiful details.Credit: Johannes Stoetter Art

At first glance, this photo looks like a stunning Scarlet Macaw. Look closer. This species isn’t Ara macao, it’s Homo sapiens. If you look closely, you can see her right hand as the claw, her left arm wrapped over her head to look like the head and the beak. Her left leg is outstretched to serve as the tail, while her right leg is curled up on the post. The bright green eye is painted on her forehead.
Artist Johannes Stoetter spent a month planning and executing this amazing photograph. For four hours, he painstakingly painted the model’s body with breathable paint in order to create the the beautiful details.
Credit: Johannes Stoetter Art