Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

11/10/2018 – 11/19/2018

Requested Tracking Map
During the last ten days we have received locations for 1 bearded and 7 spotted seals. Bearded seal BS18-01-F (green square) has left Kotzebue Sound, now that ice has formed within the Sound, and moved south toward Bering Strait. Three spotted seals remain in the central Chukchi Sea, one is in Bering Strait, and the remaining three are in the Bering Sea. All of these spotted seals continue to make forays into the open water and, now that ice is forming along the coast, return to rest on coastal ice. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 19 November (

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