Posts tagged with ‘arctic’
Is that a muddied polar bear? Actually, it’s believed to be a pizzly bear (also known as a grolar bear) - a rare hybrid between a polar bear and a grizzly bear. We chatted with ucberkeley biologist Eline Lorenzen about her work studying the genome of the polar bear in the Arctic and while she has yet to see a pizzly bear in the wild, she hopes their work looking into the polar bear genome will one day offer more insight into the pizzly. We’ll be posting a full interview with Lorenzen soon. Stay tuned!
A narwhal is an arctic whale with a long tusk that’s reminiscent of the mythic unicorn, but it’s actually a long, spiral tooth that juts out of its mouth. This interesting, spiral structure inspired University of California, San Diego researchers to develop a novel method in materials science.