Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

12/01/2018 – 12/10/2018

Requested Tracking Map
During the last ten days we have received locations for 2 bearded and 6 spotted seals. Bearded seal BS17-01-F (purple square) is still offshore of Utqiaġvik, where it spent most of the winter of 2017–18. Bearded seal BS18-01-F (green square) and two spotted seals, SS18-05-F (blue circle) and SS18-07-F (purple circle), are near the mouth of Kotzebue Sound. Spotted seal SS18-08-F (pink circle) remains in generally heavy ice (>80% concentration) in the Chukchi Sea between Point Hope and Point Lay, Alaska. Three spotted seals 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 10 December (

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