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MULTIMEDIA: Polar Discovery from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A polar bear jumping among the floes

Jun 3, 2008 | Run Time: 00:39

On Day 36 of Polar Discovery's third expedition, we were nearing the edge of the ice pack, which means we were also entering bear country. We saw nine in a 24-hour period, beginning Saturday evening. In the United States, we call them "polar bears," but that's a bit misleading because they don't exist at the southern pole.

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