Every April 15th, we see articles and commemorations related to the sinking of the Titanic. The water was at 34º F and at that temperature people and pets succumb in a few minutes. But, more important, and this is unique for polar bears (other bears don’t have this mechanism). There was a menagerie of animals aboard the Titanic – but their chances of survival depended entirely on their pedigree. Polar Bears Exhibit Genome-Wide Signatures of Bioenergetic Adaptation to Life in the Arctic Environment.
Source: Huffington Post April 16, 2018 00:45 UTC