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Short Ursula Update- Cubs!

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

Memorial rock painted on the last day of Beluga boat season

Goodbye to Belugas, Summer, and Dear Friends

By Hayley Shephard, Beluga Boat Captain The summer season seems to move through so swiftly in the Churchill region, influenced by our 58 degrees of latitude and the Sub-Arctic climes. It would have been much easier to end the Beluga Boat Season had we experienced a typical fall day with strong bitingly cold winds blowing

Bubbling beluga | Snapshot by BearBell

Beluga Boat Interns Reflect On Their Summer

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

Polar bear mom and cubs swimming to shore

Beluga Boat Captain One Minute, Polar Bear Escort the Next

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

Polar bear mom and cub / photo by KT Miller

Looking for a Single White Female

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

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