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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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Ursula on the Move!

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.

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Top Snapshots of the Week!

Once again, you explorers blow us away with the amazing snapshots you take every single day! Here are our top photos from this week! We can’t wait to see what photos you snap next week! Click here to see ALL the gorgeous snapshots taken by our community!

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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

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CamOp Photo Contest Winners for November

Our Camera Operators have the best seat in the house! With access to amazing live footage around the world, they are able to capture some amazing moments. Here are the photo contest winners for November! First Place: CamOp Bill Bison Calving Camera “Prarie Sunset”   Runner Up: CamOp Melinda African Animals Camera “Up Close”  

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