Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

12/358/2017 – 01/02/2018

Requested Tracking Map
During the last 10 days we have received locations for 4 bearded, 2 ringed, and 6 spotted seals. Nine of 12 seals are located in the Bering Sea as heavy sea ice (>80%) has now entered Bering Strait. One bearded (BS17-04-F, green square) and one ringed seal (RS17-01-M, red arrow) remain in Kotzebue Sound. Bearded seal BS17-01-F (purple square) continues to make short movements parallel to the coastline near Utqiaġvik. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 2 January (

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