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Polar Bear, White Bear, Sea Bear (Ursus maritimus)

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus), also known as the white bear, or sea bear is Canada's largest carnivorous mammal. Polar bears rank with the Kodiak bear as among the planets largest living carnivores. The largest polar bear on record weighed in at an estimated 580 kg almost 2000lbs and stood almost 12ft upright.

Regarded as a marine mammal due to its intimate relationship with the sea it is found in and around the Arctic Ocean and Canada's Arctic archipelago. Population estimates are just over 20,000 decreases in the polar sea ice due to global warming may even lead to the extinction of this species within this century.

Canada’s Extended Continental Shelf


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