January 2nd, 2007

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I made it quite easily through the polar bear swim yesterday, though the bay was brisk - (between 40-45 degrees Fahrenheit, and most certainly colder than the air temp) it was misty and rainy, so some of the photos have a rather gray cast to 'em. BHK, Chris, Larry and Tina were all kind enough to come out to cheer me on, however, none went into the drink with me... I was hoping Adam might, but he was wiped out due to being the taxi driver for assorted lushes.

Pictures beneath the "brr!" - be warned, I'm a furry creature.

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Speaking of which - Polar bears may get endangered species status

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and initiating a comprehensive scientific review to assess the current status and future of the species. Collapse )

From U.S. Department of the Interior

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