Over the last fourteen days we have received transmissions from 4 ringed and 1 bearded seal (yellow track). Seals are located in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas, including one ringed seal in Mackenzie Bay in the eastern Beaufort Sea and another ringed seal holding near Barrow Canyon. An updated map showing recent movements is attached.
In addition to the movement tracks of these seals we mapped the 200 m isobath (black line) and the OCS Leases (orange blocks). Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 25 August (http://www.natice.noaa.gov/index.html). Seals were tagged in Kotzebue Sound on 18 and 19 June in collaboration with the Native Village of Kotzebue. Funding for tagging has been provided by BOEM.