Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

10/275/2016 – 10/284/2016

Requested Tracking Map
During the last 10 days we have received locations for 2 bearded seals, 2 ringed seals, and 7 spotted seals. One of the two bearded seals recently tagged near Koyuk, BS16-07-F (yellow line), has remained in Norton Sound; the second bearded seal, BS16-06-M (light green line), has moved into the central Bering Sea. One of the two ringed seals, RS16-07-M, yellow line, is still in the northern Chukchi Sea; the second (RS16-02-M, red line) is offshore of Point Lay. One male spotted seal, SS16-08-M (green line), is along the southern coast of Chukotka, Russia, and has entered many of the coastal bays. Spotted seal SS16-07-M (aqua line) is in Kotzebue Sound while SS16-09-F (pink) has moved south of Point Hope. The remaining four spotted seals have moved into or near the coastal lagoons and bays near Icy Cape, between Wainwright and Point Lay. No clear satellite images were available from the NASA Rapid Response Network because of thick cloud cover again. Therefore, sea ice data are courtesy of the University of Bremen, Germany, and dated 10 October (

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