Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

06/29/2020 – 07/13/2020

Requested Tracking Map
From 29 June to 13 July 2020, we received locations for 1 bearded, 4 ringed and 5 spotted seals. The adult bearded seal (BS19-01-M, red square) remained in heavy sea ice and moved between the 200-m isopleth and deeper water in the Beaufort Sea. The ringed seals were in the Chukchi and western Beaufort seas; RS19-02-M (yellow arrow) remained near Icy Cape, RS19-03-M (orange arrow) was along the east rim of Barrow Canyon, and RS19-04-M (blue arrow) and RS19-05-M (purple arrow) were in pack ice in the central Chukchi Sea. Three spotted seals were near Icy Cape while two others remained in the Bering Sea near remnant patches of sea ice in Anadyr Gulf. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 13 July 2020 (

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