Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

08/28/2016 – 09/06/2016

Requested Tracking Map
During the last ten days we have received locations for 3 bearded seals, 3 ringed seals, and 7 spotted seals. One bearded seal, BS16-04-F (purple line) is along the southern coast of Norton Sound. The other two bearded seals (BS15-07-M and BS16-05-F) are in the northeast Chukchi Sea. The ringed seals are in the northern Chukchi Sea near sea ice. One spotted seal (SS16-06-F, brown line) has returned to Dease Inlet, east of Barrow. The rest of the spotted seals have generally moved southwest along the Chukchi Sea coast with some traveling through Peard Bay and lagoons near Icy Cape. No clear satellite images were available from the NASA Rapid Response Network because of thick cloud cover again this week. Therefore, sea ice data are courtesy of the University of Bremen, Germany, and dated 6 September (

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