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A Warmer World for Arctic Animals

KQED , Teachers' Domain

This video documents the challenges that climate change presents for four specific Arctic predators: polar bears, Arctic foxes, beluga whales and walruses.

Video length 3:01 min.

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Climate's role in habitats ranges and adaptation of species to climate changes
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Teaching Tips

  • Inclusion of a food web diagram would enhance understanding.
  • Teachers of younger students may wish to introduce the more advanced vocabulary.

About the Science

  • As apex predators, polar bears, walruses, Arctic foxes, and beluga whales are all affected by changes in the Arctic food web as a result of climate change.
  • Missing a food web diagram that could explain the effect of changes in predator populations.
  • Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.

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  • Slightly pixelated when enlarged to view full screen. Best shown on desktop at standard definition.

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