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Webcams give live look at Alaska brown bears

By Shannon Ballard 6:08 PM July 9, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

People from all over the world are visiting Alaska without leaving their desks.

Webcams allow anyone with an Internet connection to experience one of the greatest gatherings of wildlife on earth. A live stream of brown bears fishing along the Brooks River is delivered right to your desktop from the folks at Katmai National Park and Preserve and explore.org.

There are eight webcams. Some are right at the water’s level. Others are placed high to show the entire scene.

The footage provides insight into the bears’ survival instincts and behavior.

July is the best time to check them out, according to the National Parks Service. You can see a few dozen at a time during the peak salmon run.

“We have people watching it all around the world at all different times of the day and night, so when the Park Service is not out there watching the bears and staffing it, we have kind of citizen scientists looking at it and telling us what these bears are doing,” said John Quinley, spokesperson for the National Parks Service. ”It’s an unexpected benefit of it.”

Throughout the summer and fall, park rangers will also answer questions about the bears through live video chats.

Viewers are encouraged to get to know the bears and discover their different strategies for survival.

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