Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

02/55/2020 – 03/69/2020

Requested Tracking Map
From 24 February to 9 March 2020, we received locations for 1 bearded, 3 ringed, and 7 spotted seals. The adult bearded seal (BS19-01-M, red square) continued to make localized movements in Barrow Canyon near Utqiaġvik. The ringed seals remained 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 seven 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 9 March 2020 (

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