Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

10/07/2016 – 10/17/2016

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, BS16-07-F (dashed yellow line), is still moving within Norton Sound; the second bearded seal, BS16-06-M (dashed light green line), is west of St. Matthew Island in the central Bering Sea. One of the two ringed seals, RS16-07-M (yellow line), is still in the northern Chukchi Sea and is moving southeast toward the Alaska coastline; the second, RS16-02-M (red line), is offshore of Wainwright. One male spotted seal, SS16-08-M (green line), is still moving along the coastline of Chukotka, Russia, and has entered many of the coastal bays. Spotted seals SS16-07-M (aqua line) and SS16-09-F (pink line) are in Kotzebue Sound. The remaining four spotted seals are in the northeast Chukchi Sea. 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 U.S. National Ice Center and dated 17 October (

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