The Polar bear eats seaweed while he strolls along on the beach. This behavior of eating seaweed is shown from time to time. Polar bears can also cause problems in the Arctic ecosystem due to being on top of the food chain. Having no natural predators, we consider them apex predators. Polar bears are likely the most significantly affected species as the Arctic warms and ice melts. A hungry Polar bear eats everything, even garbage. So there is no wonder that this Polar bear eats seaweed/kelp. Fat is what they need the most to survive. A bear can eat up to 1.8 kilograms / 3.9 pounds of fat daily. Sometimes they do not find the food they need. Instead, the Polar bear eats vegetation, bird eggs, fish, and anything else they can find.
Facts About Polar Bears, Ursus maritimus
- Habitat and range lie mainly within the Arctic circle.
- Their skin is black, and their fur seems to be white, which is transparent.
- It is the largest carnivore on land.
- An apex predator is also called a top predator.
- Polar bears mainly eat seals, but anything they can find when hungry.
- Most of their time is spent at sea and on ice.
Polar bears are the top hunters in the Arctic. Climate change happens, and their habitat is drastically declining. Therefore, Ursus maritimus, and Polar bears are listed as a threatened species on the IUCN list.