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Meet Polar Bears International's Summer Students!

Meet The Beluga Boat Summer Students!

This summer, Polar Bears International has hired several local Churchill summer students to assist Captain Hayley on the Beluga Boat. One of their jobs is to answer questions you might have about what it’s like to grow up and live in The Polar Bear Capital Of the World!

Sunset over Naknek River

How to get the most out of Naknek River Cam

By Katmai NP Ranger Mike Fitz We’re quickly approaching prime time on the Naknek River Cam. Here’s what to look for over the next month.

Hayley Shephard pilots the Beluga Boat

This Labor Day, Bid Goodbye to Belugas

After a season full of beauty, natural wonder, and heart-stopping thrills, Beluga Boat Captain Hayley Shephard reflect on her weeks whale watching aboard her vessel. “Fall arrives quickly in the Churchill region. During the month of September, the wind becomes a constant companion, bringing a cold breeze from the north, and the Beluga whales start


Beluga Boat Captain Hayley interviews whale expert Stephen Petersen

Hop aboard the Beluga Boat Cam Friday, August 28th at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET for a live chat with marine mammal expert Stephen Petersen!

Hayley Shephard pulls a kayaker from the frigid waters

Beluga Boat to the Rescue!

Beluga Boat Captain Hayley Shephard’s quick thinking and decisive action made for a heroic rescue Monday live on the Beluga Cam. Check out her thrilling first-hand account and then watch all the action in a highlight below.

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