Natural History: Change in Eating Habits

In many places, warm spring temperatures now arrive earlier in the year—due to climate change—prompting some species to forward shift the timing of important lifecycle events. The effect of such shifts in the Karluk watershed of Kodiak Island, Alaska has been found to alter the feeding behavior of Kodiak brown bears, which could have potentially serious consequences for the island’s ecosystem. Read more..

A brown bear grabs a salmon in Alaska.
Jonny Armstrong