Polar bears – or reason #7691 for why it is great to be an oceanographer

Polar bear photos from a cruise last year. Just because.

Imagine you are on a research ship somewhere in the Greenland Sea. You are, as you have been for the previous days and weeks, standing in your lab, titrating oxygen. While you are rinsing bottles, you look out of the lab’s window. Your thoughts wander. You notice a little head swimming somewhere in the distance. You think “oh look, a polar bear!”.

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Can you spot the polar bear?
How about now?

On that cruise we were really lucky – we got to see a couple more polar bears over the next days, and at some point even two at the same time, meeting for the delicious dinner below.

Polar bear dinner.

So yes. Is there any job in the world that could be more awesome?

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