Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

01/25/2020 – 02/09/2021

Requested Tracking Map
From 25 January to 9 February 2021, we received locations for 3 ringed and 3 spotted seals. The three ringed seals (arrows) were distributed between the southern Chukchi Sea and St. Lawrence Island in the northern Bering Sea. All three spotted seals (circles) were located in the Bering Sea, generally near the ice edge.

These seals were tagged during the summer and fall of 2019. As expected, the primary tags we epoxied to their backs have since fallen off during the annual molt this spring. The locations we are currently receiving are from the SPOT tags we attached to their flippers. Because SPOT tags are attached to their flippers we only receive locations when the seal has hauled out of the water, either on sea ice or land. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 9 February 2021 (

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