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Goading Dutch: Piet Oosterveld, 77, famous polar bear wrestler and researcher, dies

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Piet Oosterveld, 77, a biologist who was part of the historic 14-month Dutch Svalbard Expedition during the late 1960s and survived a fight with a polar bear in Svalbard two decades later, died this week of unspecified causes.