This dataset is one table with data collected and derived from polar bears sampled in Alaska's southern Beaufort Sea during 1983-2018. Collected data includes demographic and morphometric information. Derived data includes blood-based analyte values determined from whole blood and serum samples. Serum samples were analyzed on an Abaxis VS2 Biochemistry Analyzer and whole blood samples were analyzed on an Abaxis HM5 Diagnostic Analyzer. VS2 analysis quantified values of 13 biochemistry analytes for the period 1983-2016. Complete blood count (CBC) analyte values were quantified from the HM5 analysis for the period 2005-2018. These data were used to (i) generate reference ranges of serum biochemistry analyte values for healthy polar bears (Fry et al. 2019), and (ii) examine factors that may influence biochemistry and CBC analyte values over time (Fry et al. 2023).
|Title||Southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bear Blood Based Analyte Data, 1983-2018|
|Authors||Todd C Atwood, USGS Alaska Science Center - Polar Bear Research Program|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Alaska Science Center|