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USGS releases video from polar bear camera

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By Dan Joling
Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The U.S. Geological Survey has released a clip of the first video shot from the neck of a polar bear on Arctic sea ice.
Scientists in April placed cameras on four females roaming Beaufort Sea ice north of Alaska's Prudhoe Bay.
The cameras are part of a study led by research biologist Anthony Pagano to understand how polar bears respond to loss of sea ice from climate warming.
The clip shows a bear entering the icy ocean waters, trying to eat a frozen seal and interacting with a male.
Pagano says in a release the information will help scientists understand the bears' nutritional demands and energy expenditure in the context of less sea ice.
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