Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Polar-Bear-on-the-Coastline-of-Kvitøya-27MZIFJJSWDSJ.htmlConceptually similarPolar Bear on the Coastline of KvitøyaGP0STPZN5Completed★★★★Aerial View of Kvitøya in the Svalbard ArchipelagoGP0STQ03ZCompleted★★★★★★Walruses on Ice Floe at Kvitøya in SvalbardGP0STQ03WCompleted★★★★★★Walruses on Ice Floe at Kvitøya in SvalbardGP0STQ040Completed★★★★★★★Walruses on Ice Floe at Kvitøya in SvalbardGP0STQ03XCompleted★★★★★★★Aerial View of Kvitøya in the Svalbard ArchipelagoGP0STQ041Completed★★★★Arctic Sunrise in front of Kvitøya in SvalbardGP0STQ03YCompleted★★★★Bear Island in NorwayGP0STQ0EBCompleted★★★★Bear Island in NorwayGP0STQ0RPCompleted★★★★★★View AllGP0STPZN8Polar Bear on the Coastline of KvitøyaA polar bear on the coastline of Kvitøya, an outlying and snow covered island which is part of the Svalbard Archipelago. Polar bears often inhabit the islands during the summer after 'missing' the opportunity to travel across the sea ice to better hunting grounds. As the summer melt period sets in, the 'bridges' connecting the Arctic Ocean sea ice and the islands to the south, will melt away, effectively 'stranding' the polar bears on the archipelago. This polar bear looks in very good health, some are not in such good shape due to a scarcity of food on land.Locations:Arctic-Barents Sea-Kvitøya-Norway-SvalbardDate:14 Jul, 2016Credit:© Nick Cobbing / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3400px X 2267pxKeywords:Climate change-Climate change impacts-Coastlines-Copy space-Day-Global warming-Ice-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Melting-Nature-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Polar bears-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-SeasShoot:'Protect What You Love' Arctic Ship Tour - 2nd LegBelow the surface in the Barents Sea, magnificent corals and sea pens can grow for decades, and incredible marine wildlife is thriving. But one pass by a bottom trawler alters the seabed and can destroy a delicate balance beyond imagination. Greenpeace is shining a spotlight on the fishing companies who are continuing to operate in this part of the Arctic. Most of the vessels operating in the area are using bottom trawl, pulling huge nets to scoop up fish, a practice which is damaging to the seabed and all the creatures that live here. A big part of the seafood industry recently promised to stay out of these pristine waters, but sadly nothing stops other companies from sending massive bottom trawlers to plunder its sea life. To halt the destruction of this unique part of the world, Norway must decide to protect it once and for all – before it is too late.