Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

08/29/2017 – 09/11/2017

Requested Tracking Map
During the last 14 days we have received locations for 2 bearded, 2 ringed, and 7 spotted seals. A bearded seal tagged near Koyuk in September of 2016 (BS16-07-F, yellow square) was recently located on the Serpentine River, east of Shishmaref. This seal is tagged with a flipper SPOT tag, therefore we will only receive locations for this seal when it hauls out of the water. The last location we received for this seal was on 19 July 2017 from the Koyuk River. The four spotted seals tagged near Utqiaġvik and Nuiqsut are moving southwest into the Chukchi Sea. The three spotted seals tagged near Scammon Bay in July have moved northwest, toward St. Lawrence Island. Both ringed seals are still in the northern Chukchi Sea. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 11 September (

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