This video from the USA says about itself:
Aug 2, 2013
A collar camera attached to a Polar bear at Oregon Zoo is providing a unique insight into the species. Whenever Tasul plays, swims, eats and sleeps a specially-designed collar tracks her movements, however slight.
It has an accelerometer attached to it which traces Tasul’s steps in three dimensions.
The research project is in collaboration with the US Geological Survey.
Research wildlife biologist, Anthony Pagano, said: “It records changes [in position] along three different axes: up and down, back and forth, and side to side.”
The technology works in a similar way in which the phone is tipped upside down.
Scientists hope the data that is collected can help them understand how polar bears in the wild are coping with changes in their environment, primarily because of climate change. Report by Ashley Fudge.
- Polar Bear’s Collar Cam to Reveal Species’ Secrets (livescience.com)
- Climate Clues Captured by Polar Bear (abcnews.go.com)
- Oregon Zoo polar bear assists with climate-change research (oregonlive.com)
- Polar Bear at Oregon Zoo Equipped to Help Scientists Understand Climate Change’s Effects (natureworldnews.com)
- Tasul the Polar Bear Wears a Special Research Collar Equipped With a Video Camera and an Accelerometer (laughingsquid.com)
- Polar Bear Cam (neatorama.com)
- Polar bear dons high-tech collar for USGS (news.cnet.com)
- Oregon Zoo Polar Bear ‘Tasul’ Assists Climate Change Research Project [VIDEO] (scienceworldreport.com)
- Oregon Zoo Polar Bears’ Habits Help Researchers Understand Climate Change (hngn.com)
- Polar Bear Population Threatened by Climate Change (greenpacks.org)
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