Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

09/03/2016 – 09/12/2016

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 still 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 male spotted seal (SS16-07-M, aqua line) has moved north, from near Point Lay to 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. One male spotted seal (SS16-08-M, green line) has moved south of Point Hope. 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 12 September (

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