Polar bear aerial survey in the eastern Chukchi Sea: A pilot study

@inproceedings{Evans2003PolarBA,
  title={Polar bear aerial survey in the eastern Chukchi Sea: A pilot study},
  author={Thomas J. Evans and Anthony S. Fischbach and Scott L. Schliebe and Bryan F. J. Manly and Susanne B. Kalxdorff and Geoff S. York},
  year={2003}
}
  • Thomas J. Evans, Anthony S. Fischbach, +3 authors Geoff S. York
  • Published 2003
  • Geology
  • Alaska has two polar bear populations: the Southern Beaufort Sea population, shared with Canada, and the Chukchi/Bering Seas population, shared with Russia. Currently a reliable population estimate for the Chukchi/Bering Seas population does not exist. Land-based aerial and mark-recapture population surveys may not be possible in the Chukchi Sea because variable ice conditions, the limited range of helicopters, extremely large polar bear home ranges, and severe weather conditions may limit… CONTINUE READING

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