September 28, 2017
A close encounter with a coastal wolf leads to reflections on the inner complexity of a top predator and the value of protecting animals that are often feared and misunderstood.
September 15, 2017
Visiting a bear health exam on the Changing Tides Project reveals the care scientists show in protecting and understanding these impressive animals.
September 01, 2017
Spending time around bears provides fascinating glimpses into their unique personalities and habits.
September 01, 2016
The Changing Tides Project hopes to better understand the connection between brown bears and marine mammals. With the placement of remote cameras this year on two islands along Katmai’s coast, researchers hope to capture on camera predation.
July 28, 2016
Why do researchers for the Changing Tides project pick female bears over males? A big boar may run the show at Brooks Falls, but on the coast the celebrities are the sows.
June 15, 2016
The first step for the 2016 portion of the Changing Tides Project was a success! 10 female bears have been collared for the 2016 study year.
June 08, 2016
With only one year completed for the three year Changing Tides Project, we ended up with more questions than answers. Find out what we did learn in this 2015 review.
September 02, 2015
Tranquilizing wild animals requires considerable skill, especially in remote locations.
August 17, 2015
Climbing out of my tent at 5:30 a.m. revealed an absolutely stunning morning. The water-striped mud flats of the low tide in Hallo Bay reflected the morning sun and silhouetted clamming bears off in the distance. As we hiked along the beach to the observation spot, my camera gear, tripod, and large lens made it’s presence known on my back. I wasn’t going to regret not bringing something with me on this once in a lifetime opportunity.
August 12, 2015
After experiencing some of the weather at Hallo Bay, I most certainly appreciate the good in life—heck, even the mediocre—better than I used to.
July 24, 2015
Before today, I had never laid eyes on a brown bear. My job today? Fly out to the coast of Katmai National Park to take photos and video of the team that has been collaring brown bears as a part of the Changing Tides project.
July 17, 2015
As I prepare to head back out to Hallo Bay I’ve been rereading my field notes and reminiscing on the highlights from my first trip. Watching bears in Hallo Bay has shown me that there’s always more to learn.