Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

01/27/2018 – 02/05/2018

Requested Tracking Map
During the last 10 days we have received locations for 4 bearded, 2 ringed, and 5 spotted seals. All five spotted seals are within the marginal ice zone (<80% ice concentration) or open water and are generally located near St. Matthew and Nunivak islands in the Bering Sea. Bearded seal BS17-04-F (green square) has left Kotzebue Sound and is moving south along the Alaskan coast. 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 February 5 (

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