Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

03/23/2020 – 04/06/2020

Requested Tracking Map
From 23 March to 6 April 2020, we received locations for 1 bearded, 4 ringed and 7 spotted seals. The adult bearded seal (BS19-01-M, red square) made localized movements near Utqiaġvik and Barrow Canyon. The ringed seals remained in heavy ice (>80%), generally near shore, and were distributed from the northeast Chukchi Sea, near Icy Cape, to the southern Chukchi Sea. All seven spotted seals were generally near the edge of the sea ice in the central Bering Sea and were distributed between Anadyr Gulf and Bristol Bay. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 6 April 2020 (

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