Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

09/26/2015 – 10/05/2015

Requested Tracking Map
During the last ten days we have received locations from 1 ringed seal (solid line) and 6 bearded seals (dashed lines). This ringed seal, RS14-01-M, was tagged in Kotzebue Sound during June of 2014 with a SPLASH tag glued to its back and a SPOT tag attached to one of its hind flippers. During this spring of 2015, the SPLASH tag fell off of this seal during its molt and we stopped receiving locations from the SPLASH tag. However, we continued to receive locations from the SPOT tag when this seal was hauled out on sea ice or land. The last location we received for this seal was on 27 July, while it was hauled out on sea ice over Barrow Canyon. Currently, this seal is located east of Barrow. As for the bearded seals, three are located in the Chukchi Sea, including two, BS15-04-F and BS15-07-M, that are in Kotzebue Sound. BS15-05-F is still in Mechigmenan Bay along the Russian coast, near Lorino, and BS15-03-F is still in Norton Sound. BS15-01-M has moved east of St. Paul Island.

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