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Polar bears trapped a team of scientists in the Arctic until a passing ship rescued them

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Five Russian scientists were trapped in a station in Troynoy Island in the Arctic for weeks -- not because of a snowstorm, but because they were surrounded by 10 polar bears and their cubs.

The bears were finally scared off by a passing research vessel Tuesday night, USA Today reports.

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A passing research vessel called the Akademik Tryoshnikov deployed its helicopter and the crew helped drive off the bears. No research vessels were supposed to stop by Troynoy Island for a month.

The ship also dropped off "pyrotechnical devices" (presumably flares) and puppies -- possibly to compensate for when bears ate two of the researchers' dogs.

Diminishing ice caps are leaving bears with insufficient sea ice, and some are venturing dangerously close to humans, The Guardian reports.

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