Oregon Zoo polar bear part of climate change research project
Tasul the polar bear wears a collar that detects changes in motion and direction of movement. It turns the bear's everyday activities into electronic signals. By recording video of her wearing the collar and matching the behavior to the signals, researchers will create a digital fingerprint for polar bear behavior — which then can be compared to the activities of bears in the wild.
The goal of the project is to learn how polar bears in the wild forage for food as Arctic ice melts.
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