Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

10/29/2016 – 11/07/2016

Requested Tracking Map
During the last 10 days we have received locations for 2 bearded seals, 1 ringed seal, and 9 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. The ringed seal, RS16-02-M (red line), is moving southwest along the Alaska coastline and is currently near Wainwright. Three spotted seals; SS16-08-M (green line), SS16-10-F (red line), and SS16-11-F (purple line) are near shore within the Bering Strait and SS16-09-F (pink line) is north of the Strait. Spotted seal SS16-07-M (aqua line) is still in Kotzebue Sound. Spotted seals SS16-01-F (orange line), SS16-05-M (blue line), and SS16-06-F (brown line) have moved away from the barrier islands of northwest Alaska and are in the central Chukchi Sea while SS16-03-M (green line) has moved back toward Point Lay after moving through the central Chukchi. No clear satellite images were available from the NASA Rapid Response Network because of thick cloud cover again. Therefore, we used sea ice data courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center and dated 7 November (

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