Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

09/27/2019 – 10/14/2019

Requested Tracking Map
From 27 September to 14 October, we received locations for 1 bearded, 4 ringed, and 8 spotted seals. The adult bearded seal (BS19-01-M, red square) made localized movements between Dease Inlet and Utqiaġvik. Two ringed seals (RS19-03-M, orange arrow and RS19-04-M, blue arrow) remained in the central north Chukchi Sea. RS19-02-M (yellow arrow) made localized movements near Barrow Canyon and RS19-05-M (purple arrow) moved south along the Alaskan Coast and entered Avak Inlet. Spotted seals tagged in Dease Inlet during September have entered the northeast Chukchi Sea, most have moved between foraging areas offshore of Icy Cape and resting areas near Icy Cape and Avak Inlet. 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 14 October 2019 (

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