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Why You Should Avoid the Arctic in Summer

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Why You Should Avoid the Arctic in Summer

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There's one thing most Arctic wildlife have in common during the summer: a shared hatred for the mosquitoes and black flies that swarm the region.

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It's not a sight you expect to see: a polar bear frolicking in lush, floral landscapes. Yet once a year, in central Canada's Hudson Bay, this is a common occurrence, as the ice begins to vanish in spring and they are forced to spend their summers on the shore. This is an unknown side of these Arctic predators, as they adapt, hunt, and play in a world that couldn't be any different than their winter homes. They survive the summer months as they wait for the frozen bay to return, and their time on land to end.

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