Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

02/10/2020 – 02/24/2020

Requested Tracking Map
From 10 to 24 February 2020, we received locations for 1 bearded, 4 ringed, and 8 spotted seals. The adult bearded seal (BS19-01-M, red square) continued to make localized movements in Barrow Canyon near Utqiaġvik. All four ringed seals were in heavy ice (>80%) and occupied the northeast Chukchi Sea, near Icy Cape, the southern Chukchi Sea, and the northern Bering Sea, near St. Lawrence Island. All eight spotted seals were generally near the inner-edge of the heavy ice in the central Bering Sea and were distributed between Cape Navarin, Russia and Bristol Bay. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 24 February 2020 (

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