Polar Bear Collar Cam B-Roll 2014, 2015, 2016

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Detailed Description

Exciting polar bear cam b-roll footage from the bear’s perspective from 2014, 2015, and 2016. The USGS Alaska Science Center Polar Bear Research Project conducts long-term research on polar bears to inform, local, state, national and international policy makers regarding conservation and management of the species and its habitat. The USGS’s studies are primarily focused on polar bear population dynamics, habitat use, foraging ecology and health. The majority of their research is conducted on the Southern Beaufort Sea population of Alaska and neighboring Canada. One goal of their ongoing research efforts is to refine and enhance models to project the future status of polar bears in the rapidly changing Arctic environment. Some of this footage was acquired cooperatively with Polar Bears International and the World Wildlife Fund (Canada). 

Here is a list of the bear clips in this b-roll:

2014 Credit

  1. Bear 1, 4/9/14 to 4/14/14 TRT 7:05 min. USGS
  2. Bear 2, 4/12/14 to 4/18/14 TRT 2:49 min. USGS & WWF (Canada)
  3. Bear 3, 4/12/14 to 4/14/14 TRT 9:40 min. USGS
  4. Bear 4, 4/13/14 to 4/19/14 TRT 8:47 min. USGS & WWF (Canada)


  1. Bear 5, 4/12/15 to 4/20/15 TRT 4:12 min. USGS
  2. Bear 6, 4/15/15 to 4/20/15 TRT 3:09 min. USGS
  3. Bear 7, 4/12/15 to 4/19/15 TRT 5:28 min. USGS


  1. Bear 8, 4/10/16 to 4/14/16 TRT 8:18 min. USGS & PBI
  2. Bear 9, 4/13/16 to 4/20/16 TRT 4:18 min. USGS & PBI

Program total running time: 55:30 min.

WWF = World Wildlife Fund (Canada)
PBI = Polar Bears International

For more information on this effort, please see the links below:


Date Taken:

Length: 00:55:30

Location Taken: Beaufort Sea, AK, US

Video Credits

Video Editor: Don Becker, USGS, becker@usgs.gov
Media Contact: Paul Laustsen, USGS, plaustsen@usgs.gov

Thanks to our cooperators Polar Bears International and the World Wildlife Fund (Canada) for partnering on portions of the bear footage.


B-roll footage.