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A polar bear’s eye view
With a warming climate and less sea ice during the summer, researchers are looking at polar bears’ behaviors during this warmer time of year as well as how they spend their time. As part of this effort, researchers such as Anthony Pagano, a wildlife biologist with the United States Geological Survey, recently put both small video cameras and accelerometers on the bears’ satellite tracking collars. The device records the bears’ activity similar to a FitBit and gives the biologists a look at where the bears move as well as how they search for seals. These videos from a polar bear’s perspective show a glimpse into the life of polar bears from their point of view. Read more about this at the New York Times and watch the footage.