If you want to see thousands beluga whales, now is your chance. Audiences around the world can from July 15 until the first or second week of September to enjoy it Beluga Whale Live Cam and have an underwater view of the annual migration of more than 57.000 beluga whales as they swim from the Arctic to the warmer waters near northern Manitoba, Canada. Two maintenance organizations, Polar Bears International and Explore.org, have just been officially released live streaming of beluga for the eighth consecutive year.
As Stephen Petersen, director of maintenance and research at Assiniboine Park Conservancy, this livestream tells us about the health and number of whales, also pointing out that the Arctic ecosystem is an incredible place and so much is happening and so much is changing.
The ladies cameras will be located at the point where the Churchill River meets Hudson Bay. The flow rotates between two cameras, one of which is above the water surface and the other below it, and both will also be equipped with microphones. During the summer months, about two thirds of the world's beluga population travel here.
The live streaming event was scheduled for Arctic Sea ice day, created by the non - profit organization Polar Bears International to draw attention to melting ice in the Arctic, which threatens to raise sea levels in the whole world.
"We are really interested in how this ecosystem is changing over time and with changes in sea ice, and the first step is to find out what is out there.", said Petersen. The decrease in sea ice forced beluga whales to dive deeper to find food.
Many maintenance teams have set up a number of cameras, including one on the deck of a ship, with the help of Explore.org, which is considered the largest live streaming network for nature in the world.
As people from all over the world enjoy watching whales on their devices, thousands of scientists are also using camera footage to learn more about beluga whales, the ecosystem, and other new species, such as jellyfish.
"These cameras showing beluga really helped us to understand and recognize these new species that are really exciting.", said Petersen.