Dateline Nome, Alaska

 

Screen Shot 2019-05-13 at 9.16.35 AMNome, Alaska this morning near the pizza place.  It’s 40-42F in Nome today with chance of showers (42%). Nome is 102 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Nome, home of clean streets and sidewalks. Amen!

While I cannot visit everywhere I’d like – there is no beaming device for humans yet – I can still report on them to verify the result of the daily Arctic Sea-Ice reports.  In the previous post, we saw there was no sea-ice to speak of in the Bering Sea and with it, no Polar Bears. To confirm the lack of sea-ice, here is a recent photo from Nome, Alaska.  No sea-ice.  Just a small solitary beach break.  Some remnant ice/snow next to the false fronted building to the left.  That’s it!

 


Keeping your job is easy counting and managing a species that no longer exists…

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“POLAR BEAR STATUS  IN THE UNITED STATES – BERING SEA and CHUKCHI SEA”

The first catagory next to Chukchi Sea is “Status“.  The last figure is the number of polar bears “Taken” between 2010-2014 the last year of a count.  Mother Russia bagged 32 and Uncle Sam got 29.

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Trying to find POLAR BEARS…

Trying to find more info on POLAR BEARS, I googlized this PDF link…

“[PDF] POLAR BEAR (Ursus maritimus): Southern Beaufort Sea Stock …

Sea differed more from polar bears in the Chukchi/Bering Seas than from polar bears in the northern Beaufort Sea (Paetkau et al. 1999). Past …”

And was hastily brought to this error page, which says more than it seems to be aware…

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