Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

04/29/2019 – 05/13/2019

Requested Tracking Map
From 29 April to 13 May, we received locations for 2 bearded and 4 spotted seals. Bearded seal BS17-02-F, tagged near Koyuk in September 2017, was in the southern Chukchi Sea near heavy ice. Bearded seal BS18-01-F (green square) has moved into the northcentral Chukchi Sea, northeast of Wrangel Island, Russia, and is amongst heavy ice. One spotted seal was in the Chukchi Sea; SS18-03-F (aqua circle) was near Icy Cape along the Alaskan coast. Three spotted seals were in the Bering Sea, all of which were near the Alaskan coast. SS18-06-M (yellow circle) left Bristol Bay and moved north along the coast, briefly entering Goodnews Bay. Spotted seals SS18-02-M (brown circle) and SS18-07-F (purple circle) were both near the mouth of the Yukon River. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 13 May 2019 (

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