Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

11/317/2016 – 11/326/2016

Requested Tracking Map
During the last 10 days we have received locations for 3 bearded seals, 1 ringed seal, and 9 spotted seals. Two bearded seals, BS16-07-F (dashed yellow line) and BS16-08-M (dashed blue line), are still in Norton Sound. The third bearded seal, BS16-06-M (dashed pale green line), is still west of St. Matthew Island in the central Bering Sea. The ringed seal, RS16-02-M (red line), has moved along the Alaska coastline from Wainwright to the southern Chukchi Sea. Spotted seals SS16-03-M (pale green line) and SS16-05-M (blue line) have moved off shore and are in the central Chukchi Sea. Spotted seal SS16-07-M (aqua line) is still in Kotzebue Sound while SS16-01-F (orange line) and SS16-09-F (pink line) are outside of Kotzebue Sound and in the southern Chukchi Sea. SS16-06-F (brown line) is still in the Bering Strait while SS16-08-M (green line) has stayed within Lavrentiya Bay along the coastline of Chukotka, Russia. Spotted seals SS16-10-F (red line) and SS16-11-F (purple line) have moved south from the Bering Strait into the Bering 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 21 November (

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