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BYU Polar Bear Research

Professor Tom Smith and his students are engaged in a multiyear study to monitor maternal polar bear den sites in Alaska


BYU Polar Bear Research from Brigham Young University on Vimeo.

The reduction of sea ice is having a dramatic impact on polar bear populations. Working with Polar Bears International, Brigham Young University Professor of Wildlife Sciences Tom Smith and his students are engaged in a multiyear study to monitor maternal polar bear den sites in Alaska and to determine how climate change is impacting these animals.

Video footage courtesy of Tom Smith (BYU) and Polar Bears International ( polarbearsinternational.org?)