The Belugas Have Arrived! Tune Into Their Migration on Arctic Sea Ice Day

Guest Post by: Alysa McCallPolar Bears International Director of Conservation Outreach and Staff Scientist

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The beluga whale migration in Churchill always brings a smile to my face – it’s hard not to grin when they look like they’re smiling themselves. Often called the canaries of the sea because they’re so chatty, belugas are a curious, charismatic species that seem always to be happily singing as they swim.

Believe it or not, even in the summer, my mind is on sea ice. Monitoring the patterns of summer Arctic sea ice can give us important clues about the future of belugas, polar bears, and the planet as a whole. That’s why we’re celebrating Arctic Sea Ice Day today (July 15), to share this ecosystem with the world and inspire action to protect it.

Though they may be in a remote place, we’re so excited to be able to bring the belugas right to you. Today marks the kick-off of the wonderful Beluga Whale Live Cam in partnership with Be sure to watch the live feed with sound on, so you can hear the whales’ amazing vocalizations through the hydrophone…[read more].