Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

05/139/2020 – 06/153/2020

Requested Tracking Map
From 18 May to 1 June 2020, we received locations for 1 bearded, 4 ringed and 7 spotted seals. The adult bearded seal (BS19-01-M, red square) moved east of Barrow Canyon. The ringed seals were generally distributed from the central Chukchi Sea, near Icy Cape, to the southern Chukchi Sea; two of which were last located near Cape Espenberg. All seven spotted seals were in the Bering Sea. Spotted seal SS19-05-M (purple circle) left Karaginskiy Bay, along northeastern Kamchatka Peninsula, moved east along the Russian Coast, and was last located east of Cape Olyutorskiy. Three spotted seals were located near the mouth of Norton Sound near remnant patches of sea ice while two other spotted seals were located along the east coast of St. Lawrence Island. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 1 June 2020 (

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