Polar Bear – POV Cams (Spring 2014)

This video was edited 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 US 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, playing with food, and swimming at the water’s surface and under the sea ice. These videos will be used by the US 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.

Location: , Arctic, Beaufort Sea

Date Taken: 4/16/2014

Length: 2:18

Video Producer: Paul Laustsen , USGS Office of Communications and Publishing
Note: This video has been released into the public domain by the U.S. Geological Survey for use in its entirety. Some videos may contain pieces of copyrighted material. If you wish to use a portion of the video for any purpose, other than for resharing/reposting the video in its entirety, please contact the Video Producer/Videographer listed with this video. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit this video.

Additional Video Credits:

Produced by USGS
Anthony Pagano: Principal Investigator

Produced by:
Paul Laustsen, Karen Oakley and Stephen M. Wessells

Edited by:
Stephen M. Wessells

Scientific Reviewers:
Todd Atwood
George Durner
Karen Oakley

Acknowledgements:
Mehdi Bakhtiari,
Exeye, LLC, Bristow, VA, USA

USGS Changing Arctic Ecosystems Initiative

Adam Ravetch
Arctic Bear Productions

Source: http://gallery.usgs.gov/videos/811#.U5b2c3J5NIF

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