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 Churchill is certainly the place to be if you are a tourist hoping to see the magnificent Arctic animals of the North. At this time of year here in Churchill, we call the summer Beluga season because of the thousands of Beluga whales who enter the Churchill River to
By Alysa McCall, Polar Bears International We are so excited for the beluga season and we’re sure you are, too. To add to the excitement, you can now help scientists study the beluga whales in the Churchill River estuary while you watch the Beluga Live Cams!
“The western Hudson Bay beluga population numbers an estimated 57,300 and makes up approximately 35 percent of the world’s total, currently estimated at more than 160,000 based on population studies conducted since 2000.” In this piece, Matt Villano tries to answer the mystery of why beluga whales choose the Churchill River Estuary: