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Live Bear Cam Shows Hot Bear on Salmon Action

A live webcam let's you watch Alaskan brown bears hunt salmon during the fishes' annual migration.

A brown bear fishing salmon in Brooks River, Katmai National Park, Alaska. Photo: Ken Bondy

Every year, millions of salmon swim into Katmai National Park in Alaska, looking to find a nice place to lay their eggs. And every year, hungry brown bears are ready and waiting.

This year the park teamed up with explore.org to stream the yearly feast online, live.

Established in 1980, Katmai National Park is home to around 2,000 brown bears. According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, brown bear populations took a dive in the 1970s, but reductions on hunting have allowed them to rebound somewhat.

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Colin Schultz

Colin Schultz is a freelance science writer and editor based in Toronto, Canada. He blogs for Smart News and contributes to the American Geophysical Union. He has a B.Sc. in physical science and philosophy, and a M.A. in journalism.

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