Vancouver Aquarium associate researcher Dr. Valeria Vergara is a behavioural ecologist now spending the summer in the Arctic. Based at Arctic Watch on Somerset Island, Dr. Vergara is using her knowledge about beluga calls, gained by studying beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium, to learn more about wild Arctic populations, and how their melting environment…

Vancouver Aquarium associate researcher Dr. Valeria Vergara is a behavioural ecologist now spending the summer in the Arctic. Based at Arctic Watch on Somerset Island, Dr. Vergara is using her knowledge about beluga calls, gained by studying beluga whales at the Vancouver Aquarium, to learn more about wild Arctic populations, and how their melting environment…

Beluga whale in "banana" pose. #Vancouver #Aquarium researcher studies whale sounds in the #Arctic

Beluga whale in "banana" pose. #Vancouver #Aquarium researcher studies whale sounds in the #Arctic

Beluga whale "tail hug" as an adult whale comforts a calf who becomes stranded at low tide. #Arctic #whales #research

Beluga whale "tail hug" as an adult whale comforts a calf who becomes stranded at low tide. #Arctic #whales #research

The beluga whales have finally arrived in Cunningham Inlet. #beluga #whale #research #Arctic #Aquarium

The beluga whales have finally arrived in Cunningham Inlet. #beluga #whale #research #Arctic #Aquarium

A narwhal in the waters of Tremblay Sound, Nunavut. This one is likely a male. Females can have tusks, but it is quite uncommon.

A narwhal in the waters of Tremblay Sound, Nunavut. This one is likely a male. Females can have tusks, but it is quite uncommon.

The middle of the night in the #Arctic summer where the sun never sets. #midnightsun

The middle of the night in the #Arctic summer where the sun never sets. #midnightsun

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