Our research includes the investigation into the natural history and behaviour of beluga whales in the Churchill River Estuary.
Using a camera mounted on the underside of a boat, we are building a photo catalogue of beluga whales to assess group composition, changes in body condition, and potential threats in the environment.
We also investigate potential changes to other ecosystem components over time, i.e., jellyfish species.
at the cnsc
The CNSC is our mainstay when we visit Churchill for our field research.
The staff ensures that we have everything we need to fulfill all aspects of our research programs while in the sub-Arctic.
We rely on their lab space, field vehicles, meals, and accommodations to accomplish our research objectives at a reasonable cost.
The reality is that field work in a northern climate is expensive and we are very fortunate to have been supported through their Northern Research Fund on a number of projects.
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The Churchill Northern Studies Centre hosts an average of 1,100 research user days in a typical year. Researchers who study at the Centre receive accommodations, equipment, laboratory space, vehicle rentals, and logistical support, all at an extremely affordable rate.
Please consider supporting the CNSC and allowing us to continue offering this critical service.