USGS releases video from polar bear camera

Jun 06, 2014 -- 12:45pm
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - 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. Scientists in April placed cameras on four females roaming Beaufort Sea ice north of Alaska's Prudhoe Bay. The cameras are part of a study led by research biologist Anthony Pagano to understand how polar bears respond to loss of sea ice from climate warming. The clip shows a bear entering the icy ocean waters, trying to eat a frozen seal and interacting with a male. Pagano says in a release the information will help scientists understand the bears' nutritional demands and energy expenditure in the context of less sea ice.

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