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A mother polar bear and her cub on the sea ice off the coast of Svalbard, Norway.

LIVE Chats from Svalbard! Polar Bears International and Mission Blue

Though we may have felt it was a long winter, many polar bears are cherishing their last few weeks on Arctic sea ice before it melts for the summer. As explore.org prepares to catch glimpses of the bears’ return on various Churchill, Manitoba, live cams (including the soon-to-launch Beluga Boat Cams), we hope to get

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Daily Dose of Love: Orcas Swim By

Whale, Whale, Whale, What Do We Have Here! Although the Rubbing Beach Underwater cam is a stationary cam, we always sit in anticipation for who will swim by to say a quick hello. We have been so fortunate to be able to catch a series of sea life on this cam, including sea otters and even an octopus!

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Daily Dose of Love: Breaching Humpback Whale!

Whale it, won’t it? What a wonderful surprise! We caught a beautiful Humpback Whale breaching the pristine waters on our Orca Live Cam! There is nothing more beautiful than watching a gentle giant come up to say hello. We are so happy to “sea” you, please come back soon! Dara | explore.org

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Daily Dose of Love: Orcas Underwater!

Orca Rubbing Beach Party! One of my favorite sights on all our live cams are pods of orcas cruising by the underwater rubbing beach cam. It’s called that because orcas come to rub their bodies on smooth pebbles. “Rubbing” is a cultural trait of Northern Resident orcas, unique to their population! Watch live every day on

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Daily Dose of Love: Summer School of Fish!

The Atlantic Blue Tang Clan School’s never fin-ished on explore’s Cayman Reef Cam, where you can get a reel education (I’m very sorry for these terrible jokes). So why do fish swim together, or “school”? Many reasons! There’s safety in numbers – it’s harder for a predator to single out a fish if it’s surrounded

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