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The Resource Nature, Season 30, Episode 6, Fortress of the bears, a production of Moore & Moore Films and Thirteen ; in association with National Geographic Channel and WNET ; produced by Shane Moore, Janet Hess ; written by Janet Hess

Nature, Season 30, Episode 6, Fortress of the bears, a production of Moore & Moore Films and Thirteen ; in association with National Geographic Channel and WNET ; produced by Shane Moore, Janet Hess ; written by Janet Hess

Label
Nature, Season 30, Episode 6, Fortress of the bears
Title
Nature
Title number
Season 30, Episode 6
Title part
Fortress of the bears
Statement of responsibility
a production of Moore & Moore Films and Thirteen ; in association with National Geographic Channel and WNET ; produced by Shane Moore, Janet Hess ; written by Janet Hess
Contributor
Narrator
Producer
Production company
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alaska{u2019}s Admiralty Island is home to an estimated 1800 brown bears, the largest concentration of bears in the world. Nearly 100 miles long and 20 miles wide, it is half the size of Yellowstone National Park, yet it sustains four times more grizzlies. The native Tlingít people call this island 2Kootznoowoo,3 meaning 2Fortress of the Bears.3 It is a place where bears depend on fish, fish depend on trees, and the trees depend on fish-eating bears to spread the nitrogen rich bodies of salmon throughout the forest. Everything depends on the annual salmon run. When a change in the weather keeps the salmon from arriving, the entire ecosystem is affected. A La Niña winter has cooled the water to two degrees below normal, keeping the salmon out of the streams and delaying the run. It{u2019}s the worst salmon season in the last 40 years. As the bears wait for the salmon, they hunt and scavenge for anything they can find to supplement their unsatisfying diet of grass. The receding tide offers unique opportunities, and one young bear demonstrates a remarkable talent for clamming. But the feast is short-lived. With the passing season showing no sign of fish, the bears become increasingly gaunt and desperate. Will the salmon finally make their way up the streams of Admiralty Island? And will the bears survive until they do? Fortress of the Bears enters a world shaped by bears, trees, and salmon, and explores the delicate balance of their interconnected lives
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Narrator, Chris Morgan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hess, Janet
  • Moore, Shane
  • Morgan, Chris
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • Thirteen Productions
  • Moore & Moore Productions
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Runtime
53
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown bear
  • Bears
  • Admiralty Island (Alaska)
  • Tongass National Forest (Alaska)
Target audience
adult
Label
Nature, Season 30, Episode 6, Fortress of the bears, a production of Moore & Moore Films and Thirteen ; in association with National Geographic Channel and WNET ; produced by Shane Moore, Janet Hess ; written by Janet Hess
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 05, 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3895383/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (53 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1030653476
Video recording format
other
Label
Nature, Season 30, Episode 6, Fortress of the bears, a production of Moore & Moore Films and Thirteen ; in association with National Geographic Channel and WNET ; produced by Shane Moore, Janet Hess ; written by Janet Hess
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 05, 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3895383/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (53 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1030653476
Video recording format
other

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