Polar bears are leanest – and therefore, hungriest – at the end of March, not in the summer, as chemist Crispin Halsall stated in a recent article about working in the Arctic.
Recent September 1st stories by CNNand the BBC, based on apress release by WWF Russia on 27 August 2015, that five bears in the southern Kara Sea were hanging around a weather station and frightening workers there, apparently prompted chemist Crispen Halsall to make a nonsensical statement about polar bears being at their “hungriest” in summer (first here, reproduced here and picked up yesterday (September 5) by The Guardianhere).
“In the path of the polar bears: what it’s like to be an Arctic scientist”(4 September 2015; Crispin Halsall, Reader in Environmental Chemistry at Lancaster University) had this to say:
“The case of Russian scientists trapped in their remote Arctic base by…
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