Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

06/167/2020 – 06/181/2020

Requested Tracking Map
From 15 to 29 June 2020, we received locations for 1 bearded, 4 ringed and 6 spotted seals. The adult bearded seal (BS19-01-M, red square) remained in heavy sea ice east of Barrow Canyon and moved north of the 200-m isopleth. The ringed seals were in Chukchi Sea; RS19-02-M (yellow arrow) remained near Icy Cape, RS19-03-M (orange arrow) and RS19-04-M (blue arrow) were in Kotzebue Sound, and RS19-05-M (purple arrow) left Kotzebue Sound and moved north of Lisburne Peninsula into the heavy sea ice in the central Chukchi Sea. The three spotted seals that moved into the southern Chukchi Sea earlier in June remained in the Chukchi; SS19-01-M (red circle) and SS19-06-M (green circle) continued to move north to an area south of Icy Cape while SS19-02-M (blue circle) remained in the southern Chukchi Sea, along the Seward Peninsula. Three 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 29 June 2020 (

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