Will Steger – Wildlife of Home Bay

Strong polar bear population Bear dens Ring seals and pups Slush and ice make for tough travel Learn more: Home Bay is part of a region called the Baffin Island Shelf and is a National Marine Conservation Area monitored by the Canadian national park system. Click here to read more about the Baffin Island […]

Will Steger – North of Qikiqtarjuaq…

Yosemite-like cliffs Cold temperatures, no wind “Dogs at their best” Bear tracks close to camp Learn more: Spring is the time of year when the seals and polar bears are pupping (giving birth). Mother polar bears hunt ringed seals to feed their newborn cubs. Click here to read more about polar bears from Polar […]

Will Steger – (Part 1) Preparing to leave Qik…

Leaving on March 31 – weather dependent Weather reminiscent of an early Minnesota winter Crossing Home Bay Good conditions for ring seal population Poor travel conditions expected Learn more: Click here to read about ringed seals on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website.