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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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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