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hazelnut 08-04-2009 06:33 PM

Black Bear Research (Video)
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Mike Vaughn talks about black bear research.

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Michael Vaughn, professor at The College of Natural Resources at Virginia Tech, delves into the world of bear research. Professor Vaughn explores many topics, including a long-term reproductive study of bears, an assessment of bear populations in the eastern U.S., and a comparative osteoporosis study with humans.

Related Links:
Michael R. Vaughan web site

Michael Vaughan, professor, Wildlife, Virginia Tech



Fearless Weeder 08-04-2009 06:40 PM

BooBooBearBecky will be one member who will enjoy the video.

Thanks for posting the info.

havalotta 08-04-2009 07:04 PM

I tried to view it but I'm already lost when it asks what connection I'll be using to watch it..........No idea!

hazelnut 08-04-2009 07:25 PM

If you use dial up use the lower one, for high speed use the DSL one.

I have only been able to view videos for 2 days now. For me it would not work on Dial-Up. The link would not go directly to the video. That's why you have to put "black bear research" in the box.

I hope you can see it.

havalotta 08-04-2009 07:40 PM

How do I know what I have?

hazelnut 08-04-2009 08:56 PM

In the lower right hand corner you will see 2 tv screens. Hold your mouse there and it will tell you your speed.

If you have dial up you will have wires going to your telephone and you wont be able to use your phone while you are on the computer. If you have dial up your speed may be around 40 or 50.

If your speed is in the 100+ range, you do not have dial up.

havalotta 08-04-2009 10:12 PM

OK I got it! Thank you.
I'll have to watch it tomorrow though. All night hubby is on the phone and now that I move over here to do a few things he decided it is time to watch TV full blast........ Grrrrrrrrr

Equilibrium 08-05-2009 12:49 AM

I listened to this all the way through. Good find hazelnut. I knew bears were alternate year breeders but didn't realize the gestation period was only 55 days. The collaboration with the other scientists to study osteoporosis and clinical depression was interesting.

hazelnut 08-05-2009 07:17 AM

There are several lectures in this research series that look interesting. I love bears, though. We have them in our woods at home. My sister says they follow her to the clothes line and watch her hang the clothes! There is a Momma and her cub.

BooBooBearBecky 08-05-2009 07:18 PM

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Thanks for the link! Very interesting.

I was amazed how bear research regarding hibernation could eventually be used to analyze osteoporsis and depression in humans.

One behavior discussed in the interview was that bears hibernate, but are not true hibernators. They CAN be disturbed from their "sleep" in winter. I knew this from attending the course at the North American Bear Center in Ely, MN, and this explains the reason why I NEVER stuck my head into the tunnel that opened into the "lower level" of our enormous brush pile last winter.


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