We have finally seen movement from Ursula and her cubs! Looks like the family is now on the sea ice right around the time we would expect. Soon the seals in the region will be pupping and there will be plenty of easy food for the hungry mom and her two young ones to consume.
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
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
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