Anneberg Foundation and explore.org launch live cameras in Katamai National Park to observe brown bears and salmon
Un-bear-ably neat: Webcams make Alaska bears accessible
Published July 24, 2012
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A new video initiative is bringing the famed brown bears of Alaska's Katmai National Park directly to your computer or smartphone.
Without having to go there, you'll be able to watch mature bears compete for salmon at Brook Falls and other sites and cubs tumbling over each other as they play. Starting Tuesday, a live Web stream will allow the public to log on and see the brown bears in their natural habitat.
"I think it's an unparalleled opportunity for people to get that front row seat of the lives of the bears at Brooks Camp," said Roy Wood, chief of interpretation for Katmai National Park and Preserve.......
............The cameras are powered by solar and wind energy. Microwave signals are sent to the Dumpling Mountain camera, which are then sent to King Salmon, Alaska, where a T1 connection allows for the high-definition cameras to be broadcast to the Internet. The best action of the four cameras will be broadcast.
They are the latest addition to a list of live-streaming webcams in the Pearls of the Planet initiative for explore.org, underwritten by the Annenberg Foundation.... http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/07/24/ap-exclusive-webcams-make-alaska-bears-accessible/
View Live > http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls