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Dunbeg scientist reveals threat to polar bears

RESEARCH carried out at the Dunstaffnage-based Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) has shown that a predicted population decrease of polar bears by around 30 per cent over the next three to four decades may have been underestimated.

Already bleak population predictions have considered the reduction of sea ice in the region as a loss of habitat, restricting the bears’ movements, hunting prospects and cubs’ survival.

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