Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Stranded-Polar-Bears-in-Alaska-27MZIFVA35UH.htmlConceptually similarStranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04AXCCompleted★★★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04AXFCompleted★★★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04AXDCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP0STPJA4Completed★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04BQ0Completed★★★★Stranded Polar Bear Cubs in AlaskaGP04AWWCompleted★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04AX0Completed★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04AX5Completed★★★★Stranded Polar Bear in AlaskaGP04AXJCompleted★★★★View AllGP04B0DStranded Polar Bears in AlaskaStranded polar bears on Cross Island outside Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. As the Arctic sea ice minimum retreats, over 700 miles from the shore, bears must either head north or swim south to land, as the ice breaks up, reducing the amount of time they can spend hunting on the sea ice.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Cross Island-Prudhoe Bay-United States of AmericaDate:28 Sep, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:4866px X 3244pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Aerial view-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Polar bears-Save the Arctic (campaign title)Shoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.