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Use The Internet to View a Polar Bear Migration

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Many polar bears gather this time of the year on the Hudson Bay's southwestern shore to wait for the water to freeze, so they can then trek the ice in search of food.

This is something many would love to see, but they may feel that they would never get the chance. But lucky for us, technology is making dreams come true. Live webcams have been set up in and around Canada's Wapusk National Park that allow anybody with an Internet connection to witness the migration.

One new feature lets viewers take webcam snapshots of the bears playing or laying on the tundra, then download or share those pictures through email and social media.

These webcams also serve more than just cute entertainment. Scientists are using them to study the effects of climate change and want to see whether those photos will help in their research.

These photos will also be added to a growing collection of data tracking changes to the bears' size and health.

For those of you who want to check it out, please visit www.explore.org.

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