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.
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.
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.