Swimming with a wild polar bear and documenting the Arctic's 'last ice'
Underwater explorer Jill Heinerth’s unforgettable memories documenting vanishing sea ice in our far North
As a child, extreme diver and underwater explorer Jill Heinerth, was encouraged to watch The Nature of Things on TV, "and to be a part of it now … it's a dream come true."
While hosting Under Thin Ice, Heinerth traveled to the Arctic where she documented how Arctic wildlife is adjusting to global warming. Camping in tents on top of the sea ice, she and the crew discovered first-hand how fast the Arctic ice was disappearing. "I felt like we're filming the last ice...will this film be shown in a museum … in the future as evidence of climate change?
But Heinerth's most memorable moment hosting the show? Becoming the first woman to swim with a polar bear. "Make no mistake, when he's swimming at you, it's to eat you."
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