The Polar Bears International Bear Tracker is finally back on track and should be posting regular updates weekly. We would like to thank the explore.org community for their patience while we worked out kinks on our new website. For those who may have missed some updates this fall, we have good news about one of
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.
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
Eyes on Ursula
Since the polar bear research team from Environment Canada and Climate Change has been conducting their annual fall polar bear survey out of Churchill, MB for the past month, we asked them to keep an eye out for Ursula. By the time we asked they had already spotted her!
Sea Ice, Seals, and Suitors
Since the last time we checked in, Ursula has veered back north up to the Manitoba/Nunavut border. She is still well away from land, though she has continued to stay within the western region of Hudson Bay.