Recommended Podcasts: The Canary of the Sea

Valeria Vergara breaks down how beluga whales rely on sound, how their future is affected by noise in our oceans and what happened during the start of COVID-19, when the noises stopped.

Podcasts are a great way to learn and be entertained at the same time. The delivery of a podcast makes them versatile resources you can listen to while commuting, cooking dinner, or relaxing. Our team are huge fans because you can listen by yourself, with a friend, or as a family. In each of our recommended podcast articles we focus on a different and informative podcast that pertains to adventures we have in Churchill.We also list all of our recommended podcasts on a Spotify playlist for anyone to find later on.

Have you ever been at a noisy event or a loud restaurant trying to talk to someone and only hearing a fraction of what they are trying to say? Maybe you leave the noisy area and take refuge somewhere quieter where it is easier to talk. But, imagine if that noise was perpetual.

Constant noise is something that beluga whales face in a year-round capacity, listen to Valeria as she is interviewed on the National Geographic's podcast: Overheard. All of our summer trips have the opportunity for beluga whale watching and this podcast will help to introduce you to one of the struggles the beluga whales faces in this day and age.

Valeria Vergara 3-1, beluga whale scientist

Image © Raincoast Conservation

Working on ways to educate and empower our guests through knowledge, 2022 marks the first Conservation Journey: Beluga Whale adventure, fashioned after our wildly popular Conservation Journey: Polars Bears guests will have the opportunity to join Valeria Vergara on a beluga whale adventure where they have the chance to learn first hand about Valeria's research.

Of course, we also offer other beluga whale trips to accommodate a variety of travellers. Perhaps you want to enjoy the relaxed pace of a train journey up to Churchill. Or how about our Family Learning Adventures? Just because summer is out, doesn't mean the learning has to stop! Speaking of learning, whet your appetite with 5 facts about a beluga whale. 

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Image © Jessica Burtnick

You can find The Canary of the Sea as well as many other episodes through National Geographic: Overheard or you can find them on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and most other podcast providers. Check out our very own podcast playlist, with all our podcast recommendations. 

Ready to take the plunge? Click below to learn about the many beluga whale adventures offered by Frontiers North. 

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