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Polar Bear Blog – Last Minute Polar Bears

Sparring bears - Kaktovik Alaska

Early season tourists and bears have started trickling into Churchill. Summer is officially done and morning frost has settled across the north. We’re still due for some high winds and freezing rain by mid- month but winter’s slow and steady march south has begun. And, I know I have said this before, but if ANYONE is thinking about a last minute polar bear trip, do it! Churchill still has this reputation where you have to … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Bears on Shore… And Stuff

Pod of Beluga Bulls

Well, judging by the ice charts, a good chunk of the western Hudson Bay polar bears are on shore by now – maybe a few big males and possibly experienced, savvy females still riding the ice south… but not too many, I would think. There still some good ice in southern Hudson Bay but that’s really more to the benefit of Ontario’s polar bears as opposed to Churchill’s… Polar bears have been seen around Churchill, … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Open Water in Churchill

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Well, I am back from a quick trip to Churchill and the cabin and non-blogging – for some reason, I stopped blogging while I was actually IN Churchill… oh well. Either way, spring has arrived along Hudson Bay with swans and geese swarming Churchill last week. Pacific Loons have settled back into the lake at Camp Nanuq and even White-crowned Sparrows, Bonapartes Gulls and Long-tailed Ducks are picking their spots. Male Ptarmigan were in pitched … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Blame Canada

Polar Bear Nail Board

Well, it seems to be a familiar theme these days but Canada seems to be the polar bear ‘bad guy’ again. Nikita Osyanikov, a polar bear researcher from Russia, is quoted in the media and saying the Russian polar bear hides are often tagged as ‘Canadian’ so that they can be legally sold. You see, polar bear hunting in Russia has been banned since, I believe, 1957 – part of their initial moves to conserve … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – We Learned Something About Bears!

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Another new polar bear/sea ice study is out and this one is actually pretty good. Like, I actually learned something from reading it. I mean this study is actually about bears!!! Here is a link to the paper – it comes from the University of Alberta, authored by Seth Cherry with Derocher, Thiemann and Lunn. It takes an in-depth look at just when females bears (the only ones they can follow with radio collars) come … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Frozen Planet

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Well, we are just entering the most critical time of year for polar bears. Many cubs have emerged from the dens and seal hunting season is just beginning. We should have some pics from of new cubs soon but our friend from Watchee Lodge took 11,000 pictures so… it might take a while to sort through them. Judging from the spike in my site visits, it also appears that its arctic documentary season, I think … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – The Great Bear

Dancer-walk

An Inuit legend as retold in arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen’s 1921 journals… A woman ran away from her home because her child had died. On her way she came to a house. In the passageway, there lay skins of bears. And she went in. And now it was revealed that the people who lived in there were bears in human form. Yet for all that, she stayed with them. One big bear used to go … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Good News From Wapusk

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Well, we are only a week into ‘cub season’ at Watchee Lodge in Wapusk National Park but initial reports are pretty positive. We have some clients in there and so far, the people down at Watchee have seen mothers and cubs every day and even a female with triplets. So, after a couple of quieter years, this one has kicked off with a bang. Even temperatures seem to have cooperated, it is still cold but … Continue reading

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