A polar bear is feeding on a walrus, in the soft evening light, close to a whole colony of walruses. We approach them slowly with two small boats. The bear decides to leave the carcass and take a closer look at us. Polar bears swim surprisingly fast.
All who followed this blog know about it - during the last Arctic Season I carried out a Citizen Science Project on Spitsbergen about Anthropogenic Marine Litter, for the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Bremerhaven. Lots of guests on our expedition cruises helped with the project, and we were able to collect and count lots of garbage. After return, we could now have a look at the data and make a first resume. But first of all, a big thank you goes out to all participants! You were great! Read more