Global warming winner? Brant on North Slope thriving amid changes | Alaska Dispatch: "One possible byproduct of the new goose bounty: another food source for bears. Brown bears have been spotted feeding on goose eggs along the North Slope coastline, Flint said. Meanwhile, there has been some speculation about goose eggs becoming a dietary staple for threatened polar bears.
Polar bears in Canada’s Hudson Bay region have been filmed eating eggs from snow goose nests, and one 2010 study concluded that polar bears in that region could continue to eat the eggs without significantly harming the birds’ population because the egg incubation periods and ice-free periods when bears are on land are somewhat mismatched."
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