Polar Bear at Greenland Research Camp
July 9, 2016
New around yesterday was that Polar bear wandered far inland and was hanging around the East Grip Ice Core research camp – had to be put down. Sad for all involved, – so posting the video above. Bears need a win.
Update July 7th 23:45(L): We have had a polar bear wandering round the camp at EGRIP. To ensure the safety of the team and following approval from the Greenland authorities, we had to shoot the bear. The bear is dead and everybody is safe in the dome. The team in camp needs rest now and more news will be issued tomorrow.
Meanwhile, a new science team has shown up in Kangerlussuaq, the Black and Bloom team from the UK is following the ice albedo, black carbon, ice microbiology line of inquiry. I had chatted with team leader Jim McQuaid before coming, and did some running around for the team prior to their arrival, so weather permitting, hope to hitch a ride on the Sikorsky when they do their put-in this week.
Just finished a new video featuring Greenland footage from this week, hopefully Yale will go for it and it can be posted very soon.
Working on interviews this weekend, as the weather has closed in somewhat. More on this soon.