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Foxes on the Edge

DEADHORSE, ALASKA-- Arctic fox seem to make their living by following bears around and scavenging. We have seen foxes trailing behind bears as they travel, and their tracks often wind around bear prints... {Read More »}

Getting By Without Food

DEADHORSE, ALASKA-- Polar bears specialize in hunting seals and seals provide most, if not all, of the polar bear diet. During summer, some bears... {Read More »}

Cooper Sniffs Out Seals

BARROW, ALASKA-- (By Julie Konop) What does a Ringed seal's breathing hole look like and how do you find one on a vast sheet of sea ice? Dr. Brendan Kelly uses the canine skills of Cooper, a Black Labrador... {Read More »}

Tagging Seals

BARROW, ALASKA-- (By Julie Konop) Watch a team of scientists as they measure and tag a female ringed seal on the frozen Chukchi Sea. {Read More »}

Arctic Seals

The Arctic is home to several unique—and uniquely beautiful—seal species: ribbon seals, bearded seals, ringed seals, spotted seals, harp seals, and hooded seals. These Arctic species are called ice seals because they spend the bulk of their lives on or near sea ice. {Read More »}