Joel Berge, an expert on hoofed mammals, uses an unconventional research technique to study muskoxen. In order to observe the behavior of herds up close, Berger dresses up as a grizzly bear and approaches the oxen to gauge their reactions.
Less than half a century ago, grizzly bears were on the path to extinction. Now a group of biologists at Yellowstone National Park are placing a watchful eye of grizzly populations by outfitting them with collars to track their every move. By knowing their whereabouts, biologist can help protect grizzlies from existing threats.
In this episode of SciTech Now, the physics of snowboarding; a look at the Maker Movement with serial inventor Michael Dubno; the untold story of the African American women who helped NASA win the Space Race; and researchers at Yellowstone National Park are tracking grizzly bears.