The Polar Bear Summer Ecology Project


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This is the webpage for an ongoing project investigating the ecology and physiology of polar bears during the summer months in northern Alaska. This project began in 2008 and is led by the University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyoming, USA) in collaboration with the US Geological Survey and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Please use the blue buttons to learn more.



Left: adult male polar bear walking on the sea ice near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

Right: melting sea ice in May, off the Alaskan coast between Prudhoe Bay and Kaktovik.

Photographs by J. Whiteman.