PIX: Students researching snow geese and polar bears in Manitoba, Canada

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University of Maine at Farmington students Jessica Howe and Tom Dolman, both from Bethel, Conn., researching snow geese in Manitoba this summer.
University of Maine at Farmington students Jessica Howe and Tom Dolman, both from Bethel, Conn., researching snow geese in Manitoba this summer.

University of Maine at Farmington students Jessica Howe and Tom Dolman, both from Bethel, Conn., have been members of the team this summer researching snow geese and polar bears at the Hudson Bay Project’s Nestor 2 research camp 30 miles outside of Churchill, Manitoba. This is Dolman’s second season but the project itself is now in it’s 51st year, funded by the U.S. government and Parks Canada. The camp is only accessible by helicopter and was under eight feet of snow when he arrived in May. It’s on the primary route for polar bears coming off the sea ice for the summer, as well as a prime location for caribou, beluga whales, grizzly, brown bears and a lot more.

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