A brown bear (Ursus arctos) stares intently while exploring the intertidal meadow to nearby Pack Creek on Admiralty Island.
With the highest concentration of grizzly bears in all of southeast Alaska, biologists estimate that the Alaskan grizzly population is holding strong at about 45,000 bears -about 40 times the number in the rest of the U.S. The decline in the range and numbers in the lower 48 states has heightened management concern and an increased interest in habitat-related studies. Juvenile grizzly bears usually separate from their mothers when they are two years old.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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