Friday, December 04, 2015

Tracking Polar Bears on Hudson Bay

As the Hudson Bay begins to freeze over for the winter now is a good time to visit Polar Bears International's Bear Tracker map.  The Bear Tracker map is tracking the movements of fourteen polar bears on and around Hudson Bay.

Each of the polar bears has been fitted with a GPS collar which allows Polar Bears International to track the bears' movements and to show their locations on the Bear Tracker map (with a time delay for the bear's safety). The map also includes a sea-ice layer, which shows the extent of the current sea-ice extent on the bay. Currently the sea-ice is forming a little way out into the bay and the polar bears are using the opportunity to venture out onto the ice to hunt seals.

The map includes a time-line which allows you to view the bears' movements since 2013. The time-line also shows the sea-ice extent for each day since 1 Oct 2013.

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