06 Sep '11, 10am

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has a close encounter with polar bears in the #Arctic:

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise has a close encounter with polar bears in the #Arctic:

Woken up as usual at 7.30 for breakfast and cleaning, I'd had a shower and was getting clothed when someone said 'polar bears outside'. I said to Ethan, the assistant cook who is also my roomie, who has been aboard two weeks already: 'Wow, they're saying there's polar bears outside.' He replied, 'Nah, there isn't man. They're just saying that to get us up.' 'Well, I'm popping outside to check.' Sure enough, about 300m away from the ship - a mother bear with her cub. Watching them from the deck, we noticed just perhaps three metres from the ship's edge, on a piece of ice floe, were also giant paw prints in the ice - clear as day. They had visited the ship during the night. Mouth wide open, staring through the binoculars from the deck, and not believing my luck – we saw two other big ones approaching in the distance. These were either another larger mother and cub, or perhap...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/bearing-down-us...

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