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Polar bears develop taste for dolphins as Arctic warms

A polar bear eats a white-beaked dolphin in the Smeerenburgfjorden fjord, in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, Norway, on July 4, 2014Norwegian scientists have seen polar bears eating dolphins in the Arctic for the first time ever and blame global warming for the bears expanding their diet. Polar bears feed mainly on seals but Jon Aars at the Norwegian Polar Institute has photographed dolphins being devoured by a bear and published his findings in the latest edition of Polar Research this month. “It is likely that new species are appearing in the diet of polar bears due to climate change because new species are finding their way north,” he told AFP.

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