Polar bears and Stress in Dwindling Ice Conditions

Polar Bear Expert George Durner discusses decades of studying the sub population of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea. And how much there is yet to learn as the animals undergo more and more physical stress from the dwindling ice and the warming conditions

Keeping An Eye On Land Mammals Of The North Slope

Longtime resident of Utquiagvik and former Alaska area biologist for Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game talks about some of the changes in animal life and how local folk on the North Slope are adapting in the past fifteen years since we last spoke. He still has his sled dogs and gets out on the […]

Polar Bears & Loss of Habitat

The single biggest threat to polar bears is decline to their habitat that’s likely to occur because of Global Warming

The Whaling Camp & What the Whales know and see

Iñupiaq Eskimo elder Eugene Brower talks about whaling camp and what the whales see and know and how the whalers must learn to keep quiet and undetected if there is to be a successful hunt.

The Story of a Rogue Walrus

Iñupiaq Eskimo elder Eugene Brower talks about confronting a massive rogue walrus out on the ice while hunting whales, Barrow, Alaska

Story of a White Whale

Iff the coast of Barrow, Alaska, in the Chukchi Sea, whaling captain Eugene Brower has seen one white whale, and he’s seen it multiple times. He knows it by its markings..

Saving the World One Polar Bear At A Time

Chief Scientist for Polar Bears International, Steve Amstrup, with decades of polar bear fieldwork behind him, now turns his attention to education and outreach, helping the public understand the real threats to polar bears and what society needs to do to preserve this iconic Arctic animal.

Studying Polar Bears

Dr. Amstrup takes some time out in his office on the campus of the University of Alaska in Anchorage to talk about how polar bear research has moved from questions of hunting bears to climate change.