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In Images: Polar Bears on Google Street View

The mapping process

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The Street View project lets viewers explore the tundra and see the polar bear migration.

Worth protecting

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The leaders of the polar bear mapping project hope that making the Google images available to anyone with an Internet connection will give the public a chance to see these charismatic creatures in the wild, and communicate the environmental threats the bears face.

Hopes for the future

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PBI is also interested in using Street View's images for scientific research. Google trained PBI to use the trekker camera, and the nonprofit took a second round of images after the Hudson Bay froze over.

Off into the sunset

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The effects of climate change pose serious threats to the survival of this charismatic, cute and curious creature.