48 Years of Birds, Bears & Ice, Alone on Cooper Island (George Divoky)

Video Shot in: 2022

Dr. George Divoky, a researcher with a 48-year-long study on Cooper Island, shares his remarkable journey. He highlights the changes he has witnessed in both the physical world and himself. From the support of the now defunct Naval Arctic Research Lab to the challenges of being alone on the island, he reflects on the risks and transformations. The arrival of bears due to shifting ice patterns was a paradigm shift for him. Bear encounters have become more frequent. He also mentions the scarcity of fresh water on the island, forcing him to adapt his methods. Overall, his story offers insight into the evolving environment and his personal growth during this extended research endeavor.