Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

09/244/2019 – 09/259/2019

Requested Tracking Map
We are excited to announce that we tagged an adult male bearded seal in Dease Inlet on 9 September; very few adult bearded seals have been captured and tagged in Alaskan waters. This seal was tagged as part of a collaborative effort between Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Arctic Marine Mammal Program and North Slope Borough, Department of Wildlife Management staff. We deployed a CTD tag on BS19-01-M, as well as a flipper (SPOT) tag. The flipper tag was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Marine Mammal Laboratory.

From 1 to 16 September, we received locations for 1 bearded, 5 ringed, and 1 spotted seal. Since being tagged, the adult bearded seal (BS19-01-M, red square) left Dease Inlet and has made localized movements in Barrow Canyon. Three ringed seals (RS19-01-M, red arrow; RS19-04-M, blue arrow; and RS19-05-M, purple arrow) moved along the continental shelf break (200-m isobath) in the Chukchi or Beaufort sea. The remaining two ringed seals are in the northern Chukchi Sea. Spotted seal SS18-02-M (brown circle) made localized movements and hauled out near Scammon Bay in the Bering Sea. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 16 September 2019 (

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