Brown bears, other wildlife back in radiation-exposed Chernobyl zone   Leave a comment

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Brown Bear (Photo from ceh.ac.uk)

Brown bears and other critters have returned to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for the first time since they were recorded there 100 years ago. The researchers hope this can help to find a link between field radiation exposure and radiation effects.

The brown bears were captured by camera traps installed by researchers from the Transfer, Exposure, Effects (TREE) project.

“Dr. Sergey Gaschak, one of our Ukrainian collaborators, has obtained photographs of a brown bear (Ursus arctos) in the Ukrainian CEZ [Chernobyl Exclusion Zone]. To our knowledge this is the first confirmation of this species in the area,”says a statement from the TREE website.

The Chernobyl area hasn’t seen brown bears for more than a century, TREE researchers say.

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Brown Bear (Photo from ceh.ac.uk)

The project head, Mike Wood from the University of Salford, told BBC news that the webcams clearly showed the…

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Posted 1 December, 2014 by Wolf is my Soul in News/Nyheter

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