Ice Seal Tracking Maps Archive

12/08/2018 – 12/17/2018

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 one spotted seal, SS18-07-F (purple circle), are near the mouth of Kotzebue Sound in generally heavy ice (>80% concentration). Spotted seal SS18-08-F (pink circle) remains in the Chukchi Sea and in heavy ice but has moved south of Point Hope, Alaska. Spotted seal SS18-05-F (blue circle) moved into the northern Bering Sea. Three spotted seals are in the Bering Sea, generally near Scammon Bay, Alaska. ice data are courtesy of the U.S. National Ice Center, dated 17 December (

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