Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

07/08/2019 – 07/22/2019

Requested Tracking Map
From 8 to 22 July, we received locations for 1 bearded, 5 ringed, and 1 spotted seal. As sea ice has receded north, all five ringed seals moved west since the last update; 3 ringed seals have moved west along the 200 m isobath, occasionally moving into waters deeper than 200 m (see "zoomed in" map). Ringed seal RS19-01-M (red arrow) stayed offshore in the Beaufort Sea and RS19-03-M (orange arrow) moved southwest into the Chukchi Sea. Bearded seal BS18-01-F (green square) was still in the northcentral Chukchi Sea, north of Wrangel Island, Russia. Spotted seal SS18-02-M (brown circle) made localized movements and hauled out near Scammon Bay. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 22 July 2019 (

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