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Polar bear in Lon­gye­ar­by­en: part II

Yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day, 15 Octo­ber) a polar bear visi­ted Lon­gye­ar­by­en (see yesterday’s post here). The bear was final­ly dri­ven away by the Sys­sel­man­nen (poli­ce), who fol­lo­wed it seve­ral kilo­me­t­res by heli­c­op­ter to make sure it would return direct­ly.

But it did. Now, the polar bear is some­whe­re on the sea shore of Advent­fjord adja­cent to Advent­da­len, clo­se to Lon­gye­ar­by­en. Tog­e­ther with the Nor­we­gi­an Polar Insti­tu­te, the Sys­sel­man­nen is now pre­pa­ring an attempt to seda­te the polar bear and then fly out out to a remo­te loca­ti­on in the Spits­ber­gen archi­pe­la­go.

The Sys­sel­man­nen asks ever­y­bo­dy to stay away from the­re area until this has been done.

The polar bear is appro­xi­m­ate­ly in the area mark­ed red near Lon­gye­ar­by­en. Image base: Goog­le Earth.

Polar bear near Longyearben

Source: Sys­sel­man­nen



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