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ursid

a member of the family Ursidae, including the polar, brown, American brown, black, grizzly and Kodiak bears, the Himalayan black, Malayan and sloth bears. They are all very large, plantigrade carnivores.
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Skywatchers will have a chance to witness this year's final meteor shower, Ursids.
I looked and looked but this was not going to be a good night for Ursid watching so we wandered back across Mumbles Road, the silent night broken by the shrill noise of foxes, somewhere, having a territorial dispute.
While the Geminid meteor shower is the best-known astronomical event of this month, the Ursid meteor shower offers spectacular views, too.
The Ursid meteors will appear late at night deep in the northeast around the Big Dipper and Little Dipper, the "Ursid" or "bear" constellations, between December 17th and 25th.
Later in the month, the Ursid meteors fall near the Big Dipper and Little Dipper, the "Ursid" or "bear" constellations.
Later in the month, the Ursid meteors will appear deep in the northeast around the Big Dipper and Little Dipper, the "Ursid" or "bear" constellations.
Look for the Ursid Meteors near the Big Dipper after midnight.
The Ursids are a much under-observed shower and would benefit from increased watches despite the proximity of the festive season.
We predict that the BIS monitor also could prove to be particularly useful in anesthesia of other wild animal species known for a similar behavior, such as opossums (Didelphis marsupialis) (21); species with prolonged anesthetic apnea because of a diving reflex, such as pinnipeds (22); or potentially dangerous animals, such as large felids or ursids in which sudden awakenings are particularly hazardous for involved personnel.
Hair snare devices have been used to detect various carnivores, including ursids, felids, and mustelids (Raphael 1994, Woods et al.
The Geminids peak on 13th and the Ursids on 22nd but both events may be washed out somewhat by a bright moon.
As shown below, the Ursids meteor shower radiates from (or passes in front of) the Little Dipper.