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Polar bear program Feb. 7 at SKC in Pablo

For those of you who can’t go on one of Chuck Jonkel’s polar bear viewing trips to Churchill, Manitoba, here’s an alternative . . .

Here’s a chance to learn about an animal few people get to see in the wild.

Frank Tyro’s seen hundreds of them there.

Tyro, a professor and director of the Salish Kootenai College Media Center, will present a program on polar bears Friday, Feb. 7, on the SKC campus.

The talk takes place at noon at the Johnny Arlee/Victor Charlo Theatre.

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Online cameras stream polar bear migration

A few of our readers have seen the polar bear migration in person. Now, thanks to a grant from the Annenberg Foundation, it is possible to watch it online. [Note: Although it was up yesterday, the web site is broken right now.]

From an AP article posted to the Flathead Beacon site . . .

In the harsh, remote wilds of the Canadian tundra, a wolverine scampers up to a polar bear snoozing near the shore of the Hudson Bay. The bear rises and makes a half-hearted charge, driving away the fierce, badger-like animal.

The brief encounter Thursday was streamed live to computers around the world through a new program that aims to document in real time the annual migration of hundreds of polar bears outside Churchill, Manitoba.

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