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Posted
06/13/2014
A Day in the Life of a Polar Bear (2:18)
Partner: U.S. Geological Survey

Overview

This video was editied and compiled from raw footage recorded by a camera equipped radio collar that was put on a female polar bear in the Beaufort Sea during April 2014 by the U.S. Geological Survey. The video, which is the first ever from a free-ranging polar bear on Arctic sea ice, shows an interaction with a potential mate, playhing with food, and swimming at the water's surface and under the sea ice. these videos will be used by the U.S. Geological Survey in research to understand polar bear behavior and energetics in an Arctic with declining sea ice.

Note: Some creative license has been taken to make this footage easier to follow and understand, including playful language that helps describe the polar bear's actions.

Last updated: June 13, 2014