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Montauk whale watch  Great South Channel Whale Watch Seal Walks

  • CRESLI's new phone number: (631)-319-6003

  • CRESLI's address: P.O. Box 54, West Sayville, NY 11796


CRESLI SEAL WALKS AT CUPSOGUE BEACH START AGAIN IN NOVEMBER 2017.

RESERVATIONS ARE BEING TAKEN

Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach

 


2017-2018 SEAL WALK SCHEDULE AND SIGHTINGS

SEAL WALK RESERVATIONS


CRESLI's best seal photos through 2017
All CRESLI seal sighting summaries
seal photographs from ALL trips
BEST PHOTOS OF THE 2016-2017 SEASON

Grey seal feeding on bunker
CRESLI's photo-id catalog of harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach
Dr. A. Kopelman has been compiling a catalog of harbor seals that utilize the haul out site at Cupsogue beach (near Moriches Inlet).


As of September 2017, the Cupsogue harbor seal catalog contains 179 seals that are identifiable
based upon pelage marking patterns. Several of these seals have returned every year since 2006, other have returned less frequently but still return to use that site. The catalog is part of an on-going long term study of site fidelity and population dynamics. Samples photos from identified and named seals can be seen via the link above.

We've had a total of 15874 harbor seal encounters on 302 trips since 2004.


See Dr. Artie Kopelman's presentation at the 2015 Long Island Natural History Conference: Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach: population trends and site fidelity.

 



2017 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI WHALE WATCH

is over for 2017

and will start again summer 2018

WE HAD 100% SUCCESS FOR 2017

  • since 7/29/12 through 8/13/17 we found cetaceans on 56 out of 60 trips (93.3% success).

  • Since 2009  we have had 92.1% success rate in finding cetcaceans (117 out of 127)

2017 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI WHALE WATCH INFORMATION

Join the crew with over 30 years of whale watching experience. Come away with geat memories, great photos and videos, and an education about whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and marine life that is second-to-none..Fin whale off Montauk, July 2014

As in every year since 2009, our 2017 season is spectacular. Our local trips brought us in contact wth fin whales, Minke whales, humpback whales, as well as short-beaked common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.

2017 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI mONTAUK Whale Watch Reports

2017 and previous whale watch sighting summaries

Viking Fleet/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch Information


Great South Channel, humpback curious approach, July 17, 2017

CRESLI GREAT SOUTH CHANNEL TRIPS

We are still at 100% success at finding whales on our offshore trips.

Two 2017 Great South Channel Trips: July 16-18 and August 13-15

A magical day in the Great South Channel: July 17, 2017

Our July 2017 trip was one of the most memorable we've ever had.  Take a look at the video below:

Another successful Offshore trip!

August 13-15, 2017

59 humpbacks and lots more!


 

Open mouth feeding humpback, 8/145/16 in GSC

Sighting summaries and photos for each offshore trip


Join CRESLI on our yearly tripS to the Great South Channel, a deep channel at the southern end of the Gulf of Maine, between Georges Bank and Nantucket   Shoals.  This is a major feeding area for humpback and other whales

We have now had 1231 humpback encounters in our trips to the Great South Channel, Stellwagen Bank, and locally. With the assistance of Laura Howes of Boston Harbor Cruises, the Gulf of Maine Humpback group, Dr. Jooke Robbins of the Center for Coastal Studies, Mason Weinrich, Allied Whale, and the FlukeMatcher groups on Flickr and Facebook, we have photo-identified 454 different humpback whales during these trips.

  Photos of Identified humpbacks from CRESLI trips (2002-2017)

Detailed list - total CRESLI humpback sightings 2002-2017


 


SEE DR. ARTIE KOPELMAN'S PRESENTATION ON THE 4TH EPISODE OF WATER MATTERS


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What to do if you see healthy, sick, alive or dead marine mammal or sea turtle?

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Call the NYS Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Standing Hotline at 631-369-9829

EDUCATORS: For information about CRESLI cruises, walks, lectures, other programs, and availability of in-service credit


Photos (by others) of Long Island's Coastal Biota and Ecosystems


Long Island Horseshoe Crab Network Alert

Help is needed to track species.

Limulus in the Limelight by John T. Tanacredi, Ph. D. (from Fauna) (0.9 MB)

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