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Living With Bears in Churchill

By: Mike Fitz When I arrived in Churchill, Manitoba, it was immediately apparent that polar bears were to be taken seriously. Guidelines emphasized not walking alone and especially not after 10 p.m. Nearly every place of business posted signs with the phone number of Polar Bear Alert, the town and province’s program to monitor and,

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2018’s Top 10 Bearcam Moments

By: Mike Fitz Earlier this month, I shared my favorite bearcam moments, but now the people have spoken! Bearcam viewers have chosen the top ten bearcam moments of 2018. Each moment is unique and significant for a different reason. Bear 410 Arrives In late June, bear 410 arrived at the river then abruptly departed after

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Mike Fitz’s Next Stop: Polar Bears

Through the generosity of explore.org, I’m pleased to announce I will embark on a journey to a land of white bears and glowing night skies. In Churchill, Manitoba, explore.org partners with Polar Bears International, Wapusk National Park of Canada, and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre to provide webcams featuring polar bears and northern lights. While

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Evidence of Rapid Change in Katmai

By: Mike Fitz East of Brooks Camp, beyond the view of the bear cams and through the fingers of a breached glacial moraine, are the largest tributaries of Naknek Lake. There, the Ukak and Savonoski Rivers spill across a broad, 1.5-mile wide delta. In a landscape often defined by change, this is one of the

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Brown Bears & Polar Bears: Chat with Mike Fitz & PBI (10/19)

As one bear season comes to an end, another bear season begins. Join us on Friday, October 19th, at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT for a special bear panel. Explore.org fellow, Mike Fitz, will join Alysa McCall from Polar Bears International to explore the similarities and differences between brown bears and polar bears. Do polar bears hibernate? How

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