Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

10/06/2017 – 10/16/2017

Requested Tracking Map
During the last 10 days we have received locations for 4 bearded, 2 ringed, and 7 spotted seals. After traveling roughly 400 miles north of the Chukchi shelf break, ringed seal RS17-01-M (red arrow) has moved south to near the shelf and, for the last 10 days, has moved east along the shelf. Ringed seal RS17-02-M (yellow arrow) entered Kotzebue Sound, passed near the Choris Peninsula, its tagging location, exited the Sound, and is now located on the Chukchi coast of the Seward Peninsula. Three of the four spotted seals tagged near Nuiqsut and Utqiaġvik have moved into the Chukchi Sea and two of the three spotted seals tagged near Scammon Bay are between St. Matthew and Nunivak islands in the Bering Sea. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 16 October (

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