Another fat bear onshore in late winter, this time along the Quebec shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (22 March 2017) – and this time, one of the witnesses to the sighting took some great photos. Courtesy CBC News (Polar bear makes rare appearance on Quebec’s Lower North Shore 24 March 2017).
Quotes, location map, and sea ice charts below.
Pakuashipi, Quebec is across the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence from Port au Choix, Newfoundland, a bit west of the main coastline in an area of many small islands (see the Google map and zoom in for the best view.
For context, note that sea ice extent two days before the sighting was fairly extensive although Labrador ice will likely start its retreat north soon:
Here’s a closer look, showing sea ice concentration for that week (20 March), according to the Canadian Ice Service:
Now, take a…
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