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A Long Way From Home: Greenland Shark Found Near Belize

For the first time ever, a Greenland shark — that up until now scientists had thought lived only in Arctic waters — was recently spotted near a Caribbean reef. Florida International University doctoral candidate Devanshi Kasana was on a tiger shark tagging trip in waters off Belize when she and local…
bubmag
August 4, 2022
Greenland

Polar Bears That Persist

A polar bear group in the wild at sunset. An adult and two cubs. Credit: David Schultz / Getty ImagesA new subpopulation of Greenland polar bears offers insights into how this species might hang on as Arctic ice disappears. Fionna M. D. Samuels: This is Scientific American’s 60-Second Science. I’m…
bubmag
July 22, 2022
Greenland

Hidden carbon layer may have sparked ancient bout of global warming

There is no perfect parallel in Earth’s past for present-day climate change—human-driven warming is simply happening too fast and furiously. The closest analog came 56 million years ago, when over the course of 3000 to 5000 years, greenhouse gases soared in the atmosphere, causing at least 5°C of warming and…
bubmag
June 23, 2022
Greenland

Do polar bears no longer need saving?

Paul Souders/Getty Images “Save the polar bears” has long been a mantra among the climate-conscious. But a new study has suggested that the Arctic mammals might not need our help quite as much as we once thought. A team of researchers has discovered a unique population of polar bears who…
bubmag
June 20, 2022