Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

05/04/2020 – 05/18/2020

Requested Tracking Map
From 4 to 18 May 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 were generally distributed from the central to the southern Chukchi Sea, including Kotzebue Sound. Six of the seven spotted seals were in the central Bering Sea and were distributed between the Russian and Alaskan coasts. Spotted seal SS19-05-M (purple circle) moved west from its recent locations near Cape Navarin, Russia, along the Russian Coast to Karaginskiy Bay, along northeastern Kamchatka Peninsula. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 18 May 2020 (

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