PORTLAND, Maine(AP) - Video cameras are seemingly everywhere. Soon there'll even be one hanging from around the neck of a Maine black bear.
In a study that begins this spring, Unity College students will trap up to five female bears and attach collars with GPS devices to track their movements. One of the collars will be mounted with a video camera to record the bear's movements in short intervals.
Professor George Matula says the camera will give a bear's-eye view of the world as the animal interacts with cubs or yearlings, forages for berries or finds its way into bird feeders in search of food.
After the camera is retrieved from the bear next winter, the footage will be analyzed and shared with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
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