Arctic Circle (Oct. 2003) -- Three curious Polar bears approach the starboard bow of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Honolulu (SSN 718) while surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole. Sighted by a lookout from the bridge (sail) of the submarine, the bears investigated the boat for almost 2 hours before leaving. Commanded by Cmdr. Charles Harris, USS Honolulu while conducting otherwise classified operations in the Arctic, collected scientific data and water samples for U.S. and Canadian Universities as part of an agreement with the Arctic Submarine Laboratory (ASL) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Though the vast majority of glaciers at Glacier Nation Park are gone and the sea ice in the Artic, essential to the polar bears survival is fast disappering, we can are be reassured that since Rush and his like minded deep thinkers at Fix News are sure global warming is a hoax.... all is well.
Don't know if it's a hoax or not, but I sure like that last photo of the Polar Bears!ReplyDelete
I agree with Montanagirl. That last photo is very sweet. Cannot imagine surfacing in a sub and spotting polar bears. What an experience.ReplyDelete
Such a cute pic of the three polar bears.ReplyDelete
No hoax, dammit......a real threat to the Polar Bears AND US.ReplyDelete
Don't want to live in a world without Polar Bears, or any of the other endangered animals.ReplyDelete
Rush is a bad joke and should not be in his position.
Haven't heard about this before.Went trout fishing Sat.ReplyDelete
Fix news..that is too funny:)ReplyDelete
I like "Fix" news also. Sadly those who do not care about the polar bear plight, should at least be concerned how GW will also affect the human population. "Fix" will help keep some folk's heads nicely in the sand.ReplyDelete
Such a sweet photo.
I love the picture of the polar bear family. Whether a person believes in GW or not, there is so much proof of humans being responsible for the decline of so much wildlife. It makes me very sad.ReplyDelete
What fine pictures of a creature that I hope is able to adapt to climate change. They are beautiful. Thank you, TB.ReplyDelete
Great photos--especially that last one.. WOW!!!!! That's one that needs to be framed...ReplyDelete
I'd love to see the polar bears sometime---and hopefully will get to, once we work out a trip to Alaska.
We hope to go to Glacier --maybe in 2014.
Have a great day.
Polar bears are icons for climate change. So many other species are in trouble due to climate changes. Hmm -- are we not indirectly one of the other species? -- barbaraReplyDelete
What an experience this had to be..ReplyDelete
I have mixed feelings about the matter at hand.. on the one hand, as my husband says, we are in a world that has gradually been coming out of an ice age, and still is.
But I'm also able to recognize that humans as a whole are not helping the earth & environment, and may be speeding this along faster than creatures are able to adapt.
Either way you look at it, it IS an issue!
Polar bears are such a contradiction: adorable, beautiful but deadly. A warmer world wouldn't be the same without them and most people live close to the coast in flood zones. Worrying.ReplyDelete
Our all-GOP Senate and Congress here in NC made a decision that we will NOT accept a recent scientific study about the rising sea levels. It would not be good for business.ReplyDelete
Love the photographs!
Awesome, love that last photo!ReplyDelete
Hey Troutbirder, been a long time since I visited. Interesting story. I wish there was more we all could do for the polar bears. Amazing animals that survive in that frigid water. Great photos.ReplyDelete