Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

04/20/2020 – 05/04/2020

Requested Tracking Map
From 20 April to 4 May 2020, we received locations for 1 bearded, 3 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%) and were generally located in Hope Basin in 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 the Russian and Alaskan coasts. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 4 May 2020 (

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