Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

05/12/2019 – 05/27/2019

Requested Tracking Map
From 12 to 27 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, north of the Chukotka Peninsula, along the ice edge. Bearded seal BS18-01-F (green square) was still in 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) continued moving north along the coast and was most recently located near Port Clarence. Spotted seals SS18-02-M (brown circle) and SS18-07-F (purple circle) both made localized movements between Scammon Bay and the mouth of the Yukon River. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 27 May 2019 (

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