By Alysa McCall of Polar Bears International Though we haven’t seen movement from her collar yet, our favorite female polar bear has been sighted. Ursula (or X33410 to researchers) was seen on March 5th outside of her den in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, with two brand new cubs. She was spotted by researchers in a helicopter
Since the polar bear research team from Environment Canada and Climate Change has been conducting their annual fall polar bear survey out of Churchill, MB for the past month, we asked them to keep an eye out for Ursula. By the time we asked they had already spotted her!
This summer, Polar Bears International has hired local Churchill summer students to assist Captain Hayley on the Beluga Boat. Now that the season is winding down, the interns reflect on their time on the river. Aidan: “Same Town, New Appreciation” Hello again everyone! I wanted to talk about more about some of amazing things and
By Beluga Boat Captain Hayley Shephard It was a wild time on the river yesterday, starting rather abruptly before I had even stepped foot on the Beluga Boat. I had launched the boat which was now tied up at the Sea North docks and suddenly I saw, heard and smelt cracker shots only meters away
It has been a long and cold winter on Hudson Bay for Ursula and her (now subadult) cub, just how polar bears like it. Since we’ve been tracking Ursula this season, she’s moved over 2378 km (1477 mi) across the sea ice from October to August. That’s a pretty respectable distance, especially since she stayed