Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

11/24/2018 – 12/03/2018

Requested Tracking Map
During the last ten days we have received locations for 2 bearded and 7 spotted seals. Bearded seal BS17-01-F (purple square) was tagged near Nuiqsut, Alaska, in August 2017 and spent most of the winter of 2017-18 offshore of Utqiaġvik. This week we received locations from the flipper tagged deployed on this seal, roughly 20 miles (35 km) offshore of Utqiaġvik. Bearded seal BS18-01-F (green square) remains near the Bering Strait. Three spotted seals remain in the Chukchi Sea, between Point Lay, Alaska, and Kotzebue Sound, and four are in the Bering Sea, generally near Scammon Bay, Alaska, and the Yukon River. Sea ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 3 December (

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