Brown Bears, Sea Otters, and Seals, Oh My! —Unexpected interactions on the Katmai Coast

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News reporters are invited to attend an illustrated public lecture to learn how U.S. Geological Survey scientists are conducting research on brown bears and other mammals on the coast of Katmai National Park. The presentation will highlight observations from video collars deployed on brown bears, and delve into some of the implications for wildlife population health and species adaptability.

man kneeling facing camera, holding up a tranquilized brown bear. helicopter in background

USGS biologist Grant Hilderbrand with brown bear that has been tranquilized for study.(Credit: Troy Cambier, Chena River Aviation . Public domain.)


Illustrated presentation:

Brown Bears, Sea Otters, and Seals, Oh My!

Unexpected interactions on the Katmai Coast



Grant Hilderbrand, research wildlife biologist

Chief of the Marine Ecosystems Office, USGS Alaska Science Center



Thursday, March 30, 2017

12:00 p.m. — Lecture preview for USGS employees and news media representatives.

1:00 p.m. Speaker availability for news media interviews.

7:00 p.m.— Public lecture open to all.

(Both presentations will be live-streamed online, and archived for later viewing.)



U.S. Geological Survey

Rambo Auditorium, Bldg. 3, 2nd floor

345 Middlefield Road

Menlo Park, Calif.


poster advertising USGS public lecture about brown bears in Alaska

Public Lecture: Brown Bears, Sea Otters, and Seals, Oh My!Unexpected interactions on the Katmai Coast(Public domain.)