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Diet Estimates of Southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bears, 2004-2016


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USGS Alaska Science Center - Polar Bear Research Program, 2023, Diet estimates of Southern Beaufort Sea polar bears, 2004-2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These were data collected from polar bears from the southern Beaufort Sea during the spring between 2004 and 2016. Data include individual bear identification, age and sex class, capture date, capture year, open water season lengths, melt season length, and diet composition (expressed as a percentage of prey species). These data were used to determine whether polar bear diets have recently changed or remained stable over time.


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To characterize variation in Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear diets over time.

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