Video of the Week: Arctic Footage Filmed by a Polar Bear!

Chris Miller June 20, 2014 0

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a clip of the first video shot from the neck of a polar bear on Arctic sea ice.

In April, scientists led by research biologist Anthony Pagano placed cameras on four females roaming Beaufort Sea ice north of Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay. They are attempting to discover how polar bears are acting in response to the loss of their natural habitat of sea ice due to climate change. The scientists hope that these videos will give them new insights into how the bears are coping to the loss of ice in terms of energy expenditure and nutritional challenges

This particular bear is shown entering the icy ocean waters, trying to eat a frozen seal, and even interacting with a male!

Want to see polar bears in the wild?

Check out our polar bear tours

 

 

 

Leave A Response »