NEAR PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska (CNN/USGS) — Here is your dose of cute for the morning in the first video with a look at life on Arctic Sea ice from a polar bear’s point of view.
It comes from a camera attached to the collar of a female polar bear in the Beaufort Sea near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
The video shows the bear eyeing a potential mate and jumping into the water.
Biologists with the United States Geological Survey put collar cams on the necks of four female polar bears in Alaska.
They wanted to see what the animals do on the sea ice.
The cameras were placed on the bears back in April for about 10 days and captured everything from their eating habits to mating rituals.
It’s part of a USGS project to learn how polar bears are dealing with the loss of sea ice from global warming – paying close attention to how the animals’ behaviors are impacted by sea ice conditions.
They also want to understand the potential effects of a changing climate.