Hibernating Black Bear (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption A young male American black bear, captured in south-central Alaska as a nuisance animal, is shown having just been placed in an artificial den. The bear is part of the hibernation research conducted by Øivind Tøien, research scientist with the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and first author of the Science paper on bear hibernation, and Brian M. Barnes, senior author on the same paper and IAB director. Credit Øivind Tøien, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks Usage Restrictions May be used only with permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.