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male polar bear walks on pack ice

Photo: Eric Regehr/USFWS

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Arctic stroll

A male polar bear walks on pack ice near the open water. The Arctic zone has moved into a warmer "new normal" phase, which means less habitat for polar bears and more access for development. You can track bears in the Beaufort Sea by looking at this map from Polar Bears International or check out more maps and trackers from the experts.