Tuesday, May 25th…. I thought I would post pictures of a “typical day at the office”. See my slideshow called “Point Barrow Polar Play”. I saw these polar bears last summer one early morning feasting on a pile of whale bones at Point Barrow. I am about 150 yards from them. Polar bear sightings are very common in villages on the North Slope, especially in the summer when the ice goes out. Sadly these magnificent creatures are falling victim to the changing ice conditions, being forced to swim greater distances. The department is commonly presented with polar bear carcasses that have been found on the beaches and around town. Many of these animals are severely emaciated and suffer from the effects of malnourishment.
After the break you can see my slideshow! (click ‘Read More!’)