Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

06/01/2020 – 06/15/2020

Requested Tracking Map
From 1 to 15 June 2020, we received locations for 1 bearded, 4 ringed and 7 spotted seals. The adult bearded seal (BS19-01-M, red square) remained in heavy sea ice east of Barrow Canyon. The ringed seals were generally distributed from the central Chukchi Sea, near Icy Cape, to the southern Chukchi Sea; three of which were last located in or near the mouth of Kotzebue Sound. Three spotted seals left Norton Sound and moved north, along the coast of Seward Peninsula, and into the southern Chukchi Sea. Four spotted seals remained in the Bering Sea near remnant patches of sea ice in Anadyr Gulf and near St. Lawrence Island. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 15 June 2020 (

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