New Video: what are Polar bears doing on the sea ice?

This interesting video published on Feb 1, 2018 is showing Arctic bear’s behavior on sea ice from a bear’s point of view. 

High-tech collars worn by solitary adult female polar bears for 8 to 12 days enabled researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to understand the movements, behaviors, and foraging success of the bears on the Beaufort Sea Ice North of Alaska. 

Polar bears are finding it harder to catch enough seals to meet energy demands. Without sea-ice, their access to prey would be diminished…

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Other infos:

– https://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/polar_bears/tracking.html

– https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/what-scientists-learned-from-strapping-a-camera-to-a-polar-bear/552083/

– http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/polar-bears-are-starving-and-video-reveals-why

– https://www.facebook.com/USGeologicalSurvey/videos/1292658584113455/

– Polar bear pictures by Patrick Reader: is the King of the Arctic becoming vegetarian to survive warming?

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