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No Further Signs of Polar Bear

The search for the polar bear, reportedly sighted in Húnaflói Bay on Wednesday, continues.


A Coast Guard helicopter. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to, the poor quality of the photos taken by the tourists (which were submitted to the police and can be viewed here), makes it impossible to determine whether the creature in the photographs is actually a polar bear.

Kristján Þorbjörnsson, senior police officer at Blöndúos, told yesterday that looking at the photographs is just a formality. Even though the polar bear is not visible in the photos, it would not cause the police to call off the search, he said. It is believed that the animal came ashore at Geitafjall yesterday.

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