Ursus Maritimus


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Related to Ursus Maritimus: Ursus americanus
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Noun1.Ursus Maritimus - white bear of Arctic regionsUrsus Maritimus - white bear of Arctic regions  
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
genus Thalarctos, Thalarctos - polar bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
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Further along the beach, where boulders glow orange with lichen, we discover another ursus maritimus, crouched in the sea and surrounded by crashing waves.
A new DNA analysis suggests that Ursus maritimus split from the brown bear between 4 million and 5 million years ago- around the time when, some scientists believe, the Arctic's thick sea ice first formed.
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- His search to understand the Lord of the Arctic, Ursus maritimus, the polar bear, has taken him to one of the harshest environments in the world - a frozen seascape where temperatures plummet below zero and the sun isn't seen for months on end.