We've now seen 15 bears on this journey, and according to an on-board reference providing qualitative data for subjective animal observation, just about every one has been healthy. This is good news, because it means for the time being, there is a balance in the ecosystem - at least in this part of the arctic.
We've spotted numerous polar bears next to openings in the
sea ice, where seals come up for air.
They lay flat and perfectly still, patiently waiting for just the right
moment to pounce on their next potential meal.
We did not witness an actual kill, and that's OK with us because we like
|A healthy, curious polar bear (still from video)|
Tomorrow: Nowhere to go but South