Longest polar bear (white bear) dive

Last updated: June 27, 2018 at 19:06 pm

3 min. 10 sec. — In 2014, scientists timed a male polar bear (Ursus maritimus) as it hunted underwater for seals around a large ice sheet in the Svalbard Archipelago. The polar bear can swim for hundreds of kilometres at the surface, and it is also the world’s deepest bear.

Stirling, I. & van Meurs, R. Polar Biol (2015) 38: 1301. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-015-1684-1

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