Chris Morgan travels to the far north of Alaska, the tiny North Slope town of Kaktovik. It’s early November and winter is coming on. But each year, the polar bears struggle for extended periods on dwindling fat reserves, waiting for the opportunity to hunt on sea ice that takes longer to freeze. In early spring, Morgan joins local hunters in Barrow, the northernmost city in Alaska, as they go out on their own hunts, facing some of the same challenges as the bears. In late spring, Morgan travels to the North Slope of the Brooks Range, where countless thousands of caribou cover the ground for miles. The grizzlies are waiting for them, as they have for thousands of years.
availablepublic69401933767359cove6940Bears of the Last Frontier: Arctic WanderersThe polar bears and arctic grizzlies in the far north of Alaska.Adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan will take us on a motorcycle odyssey deep into the wilds of Alaska. Over a punishing 2,000 mile journey, Chris will explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of bears through five dramatic Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra and pack ice.2011-05-22 00:01:00publishdisabledshowfalse11322Invasion of the Killer Whales A shift in power is taking place at the top of the world. 2014-11-19 00:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2014/11/naat-invasion-killer-whales-top-image-1920x1080-480x270.jpg2365371591cove11316Polar Bears Try to Catch Salmon Polar bears are forced to try their luck hunting salmon as arctic ice sheets dissappear.2014-11-19 01:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2014/11/mezzanine_468-480x270.jpg2365371369cove