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Whale Watch Sightings

Short-beaked common dolphin

 

Summer 2014 Local trips Summer 2014 - offshore trip
SUMMER 2013 local trips SUMMER 2013 - Offshore trip
SUMMER 2012 - local trips SUMMER 2012 - Offshore Trip
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Viking Fleet/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch Information

Things you might want to bring on a whale watch


2014 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI

Whale Watching from Montauk

Best Photos of the 2014 Whale Watch Season

Date

click on links below for detailed reports for each day

Cetaceans

click on links below for photo-galleries

Pelagic birds

  &

other biota

06/29/2014 170 Common Dolphins
5 Fin Whales
1 humpback whale


Photos

Interactive Map with Photos

300 Wilson's storm petrels
200 Great shearwaters
20 Cory's shearwaters
1 Sooty shearwater
07/06/2014 20 offshore bottlenose Dolphins
12 Fin Whales
Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
Video
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels
40 Great Shearwaters
5 Corey's Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
100+ Common terns
07/13/2014 30 Common Dolphins
4 Fin Whales
1 Minke whale

Photos

Interactive map with photos
1 Ocean Sunfish
3 Cory Shearwaters
3 Greater Shearwaters
20 Wilson Storm Petrels
07/20/2014 150 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins
15 Fin Whales
2 Minke whales
Photos

Interactive map with photos
1 Ocean Sunfish
100 Wilson's storm petrels
15 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Great Shearwater
07/30/2014 30 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins

Photos

Interactive map with photos
2 Leatherback sea turtles
1 Loggerhead sea turtle
1 Hammerhead shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
120 Wilson's storm petrels
50 Greater Shearwaters
10 Corey's Shearwaters
08/03/2014 1 humpback whale
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
40 Wilson's storm petrels
12 Cory's shearwaters
2 Great shearwaters
1 shark (unknown species)
08/06/2014 1 Minke whale
1 fin whale
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
30 Wilson's storm petrels
7 Cory's shearwaters
2 Great shearwaters
6 Red-necked Phalaropes
08/10/2014 3 fin whales
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
1 Hammerhead shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
50 Cory's Shearwaters
08/17/2014 8 fin whales
2 minke whales
20 short-beaked common dolphins
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
1 unidentified sea turtle
80 Cory's shearwaters
5 Great shearwaters
1 Parasitic jaeger
2 Wilson's storm petrels 
08/20/2014 2 fin whales
2 minke whales
145 short-beaked common dolphins
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
3 Leatherback Sea Turtles
5 Wilson Storm Petrels
3 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
08/24/2014 2 fin whales
2 minke whales
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
20 Cory's shearwaters
3 Great shearwaters
5 Wilson's storm petrels
08/27/2014 3 fin whales

Photos coming soon
10 Cory's shearwaters
3 Great shearwaters
5 Wilson's storm petrels
1 Mola mola
several flying fish
Here's an interactive map of our 2014 sightings from 8/7-8/27
 

Here's an interactive map of our 2014 sightings through 8/10/14

2013 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

BEST OF THE 2013 WHALE WATCH PHOTOS

Date

click on links below for detailed reports for each day

Cetaceans

click on links below for photo-galleries

Pelagic birds

  &

other biota

07/07/2013 1000 Common Dolphins
3 Fin Whales

Photos

Interactive Map with Photos

Video

2 Loggerhead Turtles
500 Great Shearwaters
85 Sooty Shearwaters
30 Cory's Shearwaters
2 Pomarine Jaegers
1 Unidentified Jaeger
1 Manx Shearwater
2 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/14/2013
8-10 Fin Whales
60 Common Dolphins
Photos
 

Interactive Map with Photos

Video
2 Loggerhead Turtles
500 Great Shearwaters
200 Cory's Shearwaters
50 Sooty Shearwaters
12 Storm Petrels
5 Portuguese Man-of-War
07/21/2013
25 Fin Whales
12 Humpback Whales
7 have been identified
Seal
Nuages
Spike
Snare
Empanage
Medal
Bandit
2 Minke Whales

600 Common Dolphins
Photos

Fin whale Video 1
Fin whale Video 2
Humback, Fin whale and dolphin Video

Interactive map with photos

1700 Wilson's Storm Petrels
90 Cory's Shearwaters
26 Sooty Shearwaters
18 Great Shearwaters
5 Manx Shearwaters
5 Brown Pelicans
07/28/2013 2 Fin Whales
300 Common Dolphins
Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
Videos
1200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
30 Cory's Shearwaters
15 Great Shearwaters
3 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Sea Turtle (unidentitied)
1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Swordfish
08/04/2013 4 Humpback Whales
1 has been identified
Empanage
720 Common Dolphins

Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
Video
2 Leatherback Sea Turtles
1 Blue Marlin
150 Cory's Shearwaters
55 Great Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
08/11/2013 6 Fin Whales
550 Common Dolphins

Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
5 Leatherback Turtles
1 Loggerhead Turtle
150 Cory's Shearwaters
150 Great Shearwaters
7 Sooty Shearwaters
08/12-8/13

Great South Channel trip
97 humpback whales
 (82 id'D)
20 minke whales
4 finback whales
50 Atlantic white-sided dolphins
Photos of Known and unknown humpbacks
Photos of Feeding
Photos of Breaches

Interactive Map with Photos
Video of surface active group
Video of Breaching and flipper slapping (Hi DEF)

Brown shark
Blue shark
2000 Cory’s Shearwaters
6000 Great Shearwaters
500 Sooty Shearwaters
8/18/2013 120 Common Dolphins

PHOTOS
Interactive MAP with photoS
1 Leatherback Turtle
75 Cory's Shearwaters
15 Great Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Immature Northern Gannet
08/25/2013 100 Common Dolphins

Photos
Interactive Map with Photos

1 Leatherback Turtle (dead)
25 Great Shearwaters
35 Cory's Shearwaters
2 Red Necked Phalaropes
5 Wilson's Storm Petrels
9/01/2013 1Humpback whale

Photos
Interactive Map with Photos

1 Great Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
3 Northern Gannets

2012 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

BEST OF THE 2012 WHALE WATCH PHOTOS

Date

click on links below for detailed reports for each day

Cetaceans

click on links below for photo-galleries

Pelagic birds

  &

other biota

07/01/2012 None 10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2-3 bluefin tuna
07/04/2012 12 Bottlenose dolphins
(Coastal Migratory Stock)


Photos
10 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
10 Wilsons Storm Petrels
1 Blue Shark
07/08/2012
150 bottlenose dolphins
 
(Offshore stock)
Photos
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
10 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Manx Shearwater
07/15/2012
1 Humpback Whale
Photos
8 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Greater Shearwaters
3 Cory's Shearwater
07/18/2012 None 3 Loggerhead Turtles
1 Kemp's Ridley Turtle
7 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwaters
07/22/2012 20 Bottlenose dolphins
(Coastal Migratory Stock)

Photos

Interactive map with photos
2  Loggerhead Turtles
1 blue shark
30 Wilson's Storm Petrels
3 Greater Shearwaters
07/25/2012 None 2 Basking Sharks
1 Dusky Shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
2 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Sooty Shearwater
16 Wilson's Storm Petrels
Video of a basking shark breach
07/29/2012 40 Bottlenose Dolphins (coastal migratory stock)

Photos

Video

40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
5 Cory's Shearwaters
3 Greater Shearwaters
08/01/12 60 COMMON DOLPHINS
Photos

Video

1 Kemp's Ridley Turtle
85 Wilson's Storm Petrels
25 Greater Shearwaters
12 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Parasitic Jaeger
1 basking shark
08/05/2012 40 common dolphins

Photos

Interactive map

Video

1 Great Hammer Head Shark
20 Wilson's Storm Petrels
15 Cory's Shearwaters
4 Great Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwaters
8/08/2012 60 Bottlenose Dolphins
(Coastal Migratory Stock)

20 Common Dolphin
Photos
Interactive map with photos

Video

1 Leatherback Turtle
1 Unknown Turtle
35 Wilson's Storm Petrels
6 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Northern Gannet
8/12-8/14/2012 17 Humpbacks
4 Fin Whales
1 Minke Whale
600 Common Dolphins

Photos
Interactive map with photos

Wilson’s Storm Petrels
Great Shearwaters
Cory’s Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters
Manx Shearwaters
Pomarine Jaegers
Parasitic Jaegers
8/15/2012 60-80 Common dolphins

Photos
3 Common Eider
30 Cory's Shearwater
8 Great Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
25 Wilson's Storm-Petrel
20 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Semipalmated Sandpiper
6 Laughing Gull
60 Herring Gull (American)
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
30 Great Black-backed Gull
2 Black Tern
30 Common Tern
2 Forster's Tern
8/19/2012
 200 bottlenose Dolphins
(Coastal Migratory Stock)


Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
Video
145 Cory's Shearwaters
40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
8/22/2012 1 Minke Whale

Photos
Interactive map with photos
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
1 Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle
120 Coreys Shearwater
35 Wilson's Storm Petrels
3 Greater Shearwater
1 Northern Gannet
8/26/2012 None 1 parasitic jaeger
5 great shearwaters
10 Cory's shearwaters
5 Sanderlings
5 Wilson Storm Petrels
8/29/2012 1 minke whale
15 bottlenose dolphins
40 common dolphins
2 shearwaters
9/02/2012 100 common dolphins

Photos
Interactive map with photos
1 Leatherback Turtle
20 Great Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwate
5 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels

2011 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

Date

click on links below for detailed reports for each day

Cetaceans

click on links below for photo-galleries

Pelagic birds

  &

other biota

07/03/2011 250 common dolphins
July 3, 2011
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
1 Triggerfish
1 Sunfish
400 Greater Shearwaters
1 Northern Gannet
1 Sooty Shearwater
10 Cory's Shearwater
40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/10/2011 360 common dolphins

July 10, 2011 photos

2 Leatherback Sea Turtles
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle

1 Basking Shark
1 White Marlin
140 Greater Shearwaters
75 Wilson's Storm Petrels
50 Cory's Shearwaters
Some Flying fish and some Mahi Mahi
07/17/2011 1 juvenile humpback whale

July 17, 2011 photos
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
28 Cory's Shearwaters
50 Greater Shearwaters
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/24/2011 20 common dolphins

(briefly seen, no photos taken)
1 Basking Shark
1 Blue Shark
75 Cory's Shearwaters
20 Greater Shearwaters
135 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/31/2011
280 common dolphins

2 bottlenose dolphins

July 31, 2011 photos

Video by Rich Slattery
CRESLI video by Bri Lind
interactive map and photos
1 basking shark
1 great white shark
20
Cory's Shearwaters
20 Greater Shearwaters
135 Wilson's Storm Petrels
08/14/2011
160 common dolphins

August 14, 2011 photos

1 Basking Shark
5 Greater Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
240 Wilson's Storm Petrels
08/21/2011 none 2 Cory's Shearwaters
40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
6 Red-necked phalaropes
09/04/2011 none Ocean Sunfish
20 Wilson's Storm Petrels
20-30 Corey's Shearwaters
1 Greater Shearwater
2 Brown Pelicans!

2010 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

Date

click on links below for detailed reports for each day

Cetaceans

click on links below for photo-galleries

Pelagic birds

  &

other biota

09/01/20100
90 common dolphinsssss
No data availablee
08/29/2010
40 common dolphins
August 29, 2010 photos
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
5 Greater Shearwaters
2 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Immature Northern Gannet
08/28/2010
45 common dolphins
August 28, 2010 photos
1 Basking shark
pelagic birds - no data at present
08/27/2010
350 common dolphins
August 27, 2010 photos
3 Leatherback sea turtles
2 Least terns
10 Cory's shearwaters
35 Greater shearwaters
6 Northern gannets
08/26/2010 none 1 Leatherback sea turtle
1 Kemp's Ridley sea turtle
18 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Greater Shearwaters
12 Sanderlings
1 Northern Gannet
08/21/2010
30-40 common dolphins
August 21, 2010 photos
8 Greater Shearwaters
22 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2 Northern Gannets
15 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Parasitic Jaeger
1 Ocean sunfish
08/20/2010 none 3 Hammerhead Sharks
1 Basking Shark
5 Greater Shearwaters
25 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
25 Sanderlings
2 Semi-palmated Sandpipers
6 Least Sandpipers
08/19/2010
10 common dolphins
August 19, 2010 photos
2 Loggerhead turtles
1 Green turtle
1 Basking shark
1 Hammerhead shark
30 Wilson's Storm petrels
12 Greater shearwaters
1 Cory's shearwater
15 Wilson's Phalaropes
08/18/2010 none 7 Leatherback sea turtles
Cory's Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm petrels
Northern Gannet
08/15-17/ 2010
20 humpbacks
15 fin whales
20 common dolphins

2010 Great South Channel photos

1 basking shark
2000 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
1500 Greater Shearwaters
55 Cory’s Shearwaters
10 Northern Gannets
1 Parasitic Jaeger
08/08/2010 none 2 Leatherback Sea Turtles
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
1 Basking Shark
35 Wilson's Storm Petrels
12 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Wilson's Phalarope
08/07/2010
125 Common Dolphins

August 07, 2010 photos

1 Hammerhead Shark
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels
100 Greater Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
08/04/2010
1 fin whale

photos soon

1 Kemp's Ridley sea turtle
1 Great hammerhead shark
1 Blue shark

100+ Cory's Shearwaters
200+ Greater Shearwaters
200+ Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Pomarine Jaeger
08/01/2010
2 Fin Whales (cow and calf)

August 01, 2010 photos

5 Greater Shearwaters
5 Cory's Shearwaters
50 Wilsons Storm Petrels
07/31/2010
7 Fin Whales
July 31, 2010 photos
2 Greater Shearwaters
40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/30/2010
6 Fin Whales
35 Common Dolphins

July 30, 2010 photos

1 Hammerhead Shark
2 Ocean Sunfish
10 Greater Shearwater
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels
5 Double Crested Cormorants
12 Wilson's Phalarope
07/28/2010
2 Fin whales
4 Common dolphin
1 Basking Shark
1 Sea Turtle
1 Ocean Sunfish
10 Greater Shearwaters
150 Storm Petrels
07/25/2010
460 Common Dolphins

July 25, 2010 photos

1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
1 Blue Shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels
3 Greater Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
07/24/2010
2 fin whales (cow/calf)
120 common dolphins

July 24, 2010 photos
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
100 Wilson's Storm Petrels
20 Cory's Shearwaters
07/23/2010
170 common dolphins

July 23, 2010 photos
1 Mako shark
1 Blue Shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Cory's Shearwater
20 Greater Shearwaters
30 Common terns
325 Wilsons Storm Petrels
2 Northern Gannets
1 Dowitcher
12 Wilson's Phalaropes
6 Sanderlings
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
07/22/2010 none ~40 Greater Shearwaters
~60 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
~70 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/18/2010
2 Fin Whales
1 Minke Whale


no photos were taken
1 Blue shark
1 Sea turtle (unidentified)
75 Bluefin Tuna
6-10 Red-necked phalaropes
1 Northern gannet
5-10 Greater shearwaters
5 Cory's shearwaters
1500-2000 Wilson's storm Petrels
07/17/2010
5 Fin Whales
1 Minke Whale
1 Humpback Whale
July 17, 2010 photos
1 Hammerhead Shark
400+ Wilsons Storm Petrels
70 Greater Shearwaters
15 Cory's Shearwaters
5 Red-necked phalaropes
07/16/2010
1 brief view of fin whale
3 Blue Sharks
55 Greater Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
150 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Manx Shearwater- preening

photos soon
07/11/2010
13 Fin Whales
8 Minke Whales
July 11, 2010 photos
65 Greater Shearwaters
5 Corey’s Shearwaters
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/10/2010
12 Fin Whales
1 Minke Whale
July 10, 2010 photos
500 Greater Shearwater
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
50 Cory's Shearwaters
4 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Hammerhead Shark
2 Blue Sharks
07/09/2010
9 Fin Whales
6 Minke Whales

July 09, 2010 photos

1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Blue Shark
300 Wilson's Storm Petrels
150 Greater Shearwaters
7 Sooty Shearwaters
7 Cory's Shearwaters
2 Manx Shearwaters
75 Common Tern
5 Lease Tern
10 Crested Cormorants
1 Common Loon
07/08/2010
16 Fin Whales
10-12 Minke Whales

July 08, 2010 photos

1 Ocean Sunfish
50 Greater Shearwater
300 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Sooty Shearwaters
400 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Royal Blue Shark

07/07/2010
9-10 Fin Whales
10-12 Minke Whales
July 07, 2010 photos

1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
1 Blue Shark
500+ Bluefin Tuna
100 Greater Shearwaters
200 Cory's Shearwater
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels

07/04/2010
12 Minke Whales

July 04, 2010 photos

Greater Shearwaters
Cory's Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm petrels
Black-legged Kittiwakes Northern Gannets
Least Terns
Common Terns
Blue Shark
Skip-jack Tuna

07/03/2010 none

15 Greater Shearwaters
20 Cory's Shearwaters
75 Wilson's Storm Petrels

07/02/2010
30 Common Dolphins
60 Bottlenose Dolphins
12 Minke Whales
3 Finback Whales
1 Humpback Whale
July 02, 2010 photos

Cory's Shearwaters
Greater Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm Petrels
Common Terns
Red-throated Loons
Double-Crested Cormorants

07/01/2010
1 unknown whale (blow only)

1 Ocean Sunfish
5 Manx Shearwaters
10 Greater Shearwaters
20 Cory's Shearwaters
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels


2009 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

click here for a photo-gallery for all trips

Date

click on links below for detailed reports for each day

Cetaceans

 

click on links below for photo-galleries

Pelagic birds

  &

other biota

07/05/2009 29 Humpback whales 300 Cory's Shearwaters
200 greater Shearwaters
75 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/06/2009 5 humpback whales
60 Atlantic white-sided dolphins
200 Cory's Shearwaters
100 Greater Shearwaters
20 Sooty shearwaters
25 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/07/2009 None 100 Cory’s Shearwaters
100 Greater Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters    
200 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels
2 Northern Gannets (immature)
2 Pomarine Jaegers
07/12/2009 None 200 Wilson’s Storm petrels
~150 Cory’s Shearwaters
~100 Greater Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
2 Northern Gannets

Click here for pelagic bird photos from today's trip
07/13/2009 2 fin whales 400 Cory's Shearwaters
200 Greater Shearwaters
150 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/14/2009 19 Fin whales (including  5 cow/calf pairs) 150 Wilson’s Storm petrels
100 Cory’s Shearwaters
50 Greater Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
5 Manx Shearwaters
07/19/2009 2 humpback whales
7 fin whales
Cory's Shearwater - 113
Great Shearwater - 270
Sooty Shearwater  - 13
Manx Shearwater - 1
Wilson's Storm-Petrel - 410
Northern Gannet - 4
(bird counts by Angus Wilson)
07/20/2009 25 Fin whales 200 Cory's Shearwaters
200 Greater Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
100 Wilson's Storm Petrels
07/26/2009 3 Fin Whales 200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
50 Greater Shearwaters
100 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Immature Northern Gannet
07/27/2009 3 Fin whales
(no photos)
200 Cory's Shearwaters
200 Greater Shearwaters
500 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Manx Shearwater
1 Mature Northern Gannet
1 Parasitic Jaeger
07/28/2009 40 Common dolphins 500 Wilson's Storm Petrels
200 Greater Shearwaters
200 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
2 Immature Northern Gannet
08/02/2009 6 fin whales

100+ bottlenose dolphins (inshore morphotype)
250 Wilson's Storm Petrels, 250 Greater Shearwaters, 300 Cory's Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Immature Gannet.
08/03/2009 1 Fin Whale
1 Minke Whale
30 Common Dolphins
300 Wilson's Storm Petrels 500 Greater Shearwaters 300 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Immature Northern Gannet

Yellowfin tuna (hundreds)
Herring (thousands)

08/04/2009 30 Common Dolphins 96 Greater Shearwaters
67 Cory’s Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
169 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
2 Black Terns
2 Parasitic Jaegers
(bird counts courtesy of Shaibal Mitra).

Yellowfin tuna
Herring
08/09/2009 1 fin whale 1 Pomarine Jaeger,
150 Wilsons Storm Petrels
50 Cory's Shearwaters
15 Greater Shearwaters
08/10/2009 No cetaceans 1 Blue shark
1 Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
200 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
50 Cory’s Shearwaters
50 Greater Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
3 Northern Gannets
08/11/2009 60 Common dolphins
2 Humpback whales

1 Basking Shark
150 Wilsons Storm Petrels
25 Cory’s Shearwaters
10 Greater Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
2 Northern Gannets
08/16/2009 9 fin whales, 8 Minke Whales, 100 Common dolphins
1 Basking shark
200 Wilson’s Storm Petrels 200 Greater Shearwaters
60 Cory’s Shearwaters
8/25/2009 15 fin whales
4 minke whales
75 Cory's Shearwaters
3 Greater Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
5 Red Phalaropes
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2 Blue Sharks
8/30/2009 none 1 blue shark
20 Cory's Shearwaters
20 Greater Shearwaters
70 Wilson's storm petrels
8/31/2009 none 1 Basking Shark
12 Cory's Shearwaters 1 Greater Shearwater 60 Wilson's Storm Petrels
9/01/2009 2 fin whales
1 minke whale
80-100 bottlenose dolphin


no photos
no counts were taken

Summer 2008

 Great South Channel  8/10-12, 2008

Cetaceans

Birds

DAY 1 (11 Aug 2008)
 

  • #0802 WC

  • unknown A

  • unknown B

  • unknown C

  • Compass' 06 calf

  • Thalassa's 05 calf

  • unknown E

  • unknown F

  • unknown G

  • unknown H

  • Hancock's 07 calf

  • Scrape and her calf

  • Garden

  • Polkadot

  • Raccoon

  • Howler

  • #0803 WC

  • Rotary and her calf

  • unknown I

  • unknown J

  • unknown K

  • Madari

  • Klondike

DAY 2 (12 Aug 2008)

  • unknown H

  • Thalassa's 05 calf

  • Trim and her calf

  • unknown G

  • Rattan

  • Jenga

  • Rotary and her calf

 

 photos


DAY 1 (11 Aug 2008)

  • Cory's Shearwater - 35

  • Great Shearwater - 5,119

  • Sooty Shearwater - 65

  • Manx Shearwater - 5

  • Wilson Storm-Petrel - 1,240

  • LEACH'S STORM-PETREL - 6

  • Northern Gannet - 6

  • Semipalmated Sandpiper - 3

  • Red-necked Phalarope - 1

  • large shorebird sp. - 10+

  • Herring Gull - 5

  • Great Black-backed Gull - 45

  • Black-legged Kittiwake - 1

  • Common Tern - 1,450

  • SOUTH POLAR SKUA - 1

  • Pomarine Jaeger - 12 (incl 3 ads)

  • Parasitic Jaeger - 2

  • Northern Waterthrush - 1

  • Prairie Warbler - 1 )

DAY 2 (12 Aug 2008)

  • Common Loon - 9
     (Nantucket Sound)

  • Cory's Shearwater - 39

  • Great Shearwater - 2,159

  • Sooty Shearwater - 19

  • Manx Shearwater - 1

  • Wilson Storm-Petrel - 357

  • LEACH'S STORM-PETREL - 9

  • Northern Gannet - 5

  • Herring Gull - 18

  • Great Black-backed Gull - 67

  • Laughing Gull - 30

  • Black-legged Kittiwake - 1 (harassed by Parasitic Jaeger)
    Common Tern - 980

  • Black Tern - 1

  • Pomarine Jaeger - 3 (including 1 adult with large tail spoons)

  • Parasitic Jaeger - 4

  • Northern Waterthrush - 1 (from previous day

  • American Redstart - 1

  • Purple Martin - 1
     

 

Summer 2007

 Great South Channel  8/14-16, 2007

Cetaceans

Birds

Fin whale: 1
Minke whale:1
Humpback Whales:
30

  • Bungee's 2005 calf

  • Green bean

  • Howler

  • Jungle

  • unknown (type 4

  • unknown (entanglement scar)

  • Cardhu's 2006 calf

  • Appaloosa and calf

  • Glo and calf

  • Pumpkinseed

  • unknown (type 3)

  • Thalassa

  • Plateau and calf

  • Ganesh and calf

  • Solas

  • Ursa and calf

  • Mars and calf

  • Lava

  • Citation and calf

  • Pogo and calf

  • Lascaux

  • Dune
     

photos


  • Common Loon - 30

  • Cory's Shearwater - 3

  • Great Shearwater - 5,816

  •  Sooty Shearwater - 780

  • Manx Shearwater - 36

  • Manx/Audubon's Shearwater - 5

  • Wilson's Storm-Petrel - 630

  • SOUTH POLAR SKUA - 2 (incl. 1 banded)

  • Pomarine Jaeger - 6

  •  Parasitic Jaeger - 2

  • LONG-TAILED JAEGER - 1

  • Black-legged Kittiwake - 4

  • Great Black-backed Gull - 282

  • Herring Gull - 400

  • LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL - 1

  • Common Tern - 1050

  • BLACK TERN - 4

  • Atlantic Gannet - 19

  •  shorebird sp. - 3

  • White-winged Scoter - 1

 

 

Summer 2006

 Great South Channel  August 13-15, 2006

Cetaceans

Birds

Humpback Whales: ~60


detailed list
photographs
Fin whales: 20
Minke whales: 20
Common dolphins: 200
Pilot whales: 30

Greater Shearwaters
Cory's Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm Petrels
Leach's Storm Petrels
Black Legged Kittiwake
Red-necked Phalaropes
South Polar Skua

 

 

 Summer 2005

 Great South Channel 

August 14-16,2005

Cetaceans

Birds

Humpback Whales: 30


detailed list
photographs
Minke whales: 5
Atlantic White sided dolphins: 40
 

Greater Shearwaters
Cory's Shearwaters
Manx Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm Petrels
Leach's Storm Petrels
Common Terns
 

 

 

Summer 2004

 Great South Channel 

August 8-10, 2004

Cetaceans

Birds

Others

Humpback Whales: 25+


detailed list
photos
Fin whales:  2
Minke whales: 12
Sei Whale: 22
N. Atlantic Right Whales: 8
Atlantic White sided dolphins: 75
Long-finned pilot whales: 20
Common dolphins: 70
 

Greater Shearwaters
Cory's Shearwaters
Manx Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm Petrels
Leach's Storm Petrels
Common Terns
 

1 harbor seal

 

 

 Summer 2003

 Great South Channel

July 20-22, 2003

Cetaceans

Birds

Others
Humpback Whales: 70+
 detailed list
 photos
Fin whales:  2
Minke whales: 2
Sei Whale: 1
Atlantic White sided dolphins: 40-60
 
Greater Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters
Cory's Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm Petrels
Leach's Storm Petrels
Common Terns
 
11 Basking Sharks
 Canyons Trip

August 3-4, 2003
(The trip was shortened due to rough seas and we returned in the early morning of 8/4.)

1 humpback
7 fin whales
1 Minke whale
1 sperm whale
100+ bottlenose dolphins
200+ common dolphins
100+ Risso's dolphins
Greater Shearwaters
Cory's Shearwaters
Manx Shearwaters
Audubon's Shearwater
Cory's Shearwaters
White faced  Storm Petrel
Wilson's Storm Petrels
Leach's Storm Petrels
2 Ocean sunfish
Great South Channel

August 17-19, 2003

Humpback Whales: 120

detailed list
photos
Fin whales:  5
Minke whales: 10
Atlantic White sided dolphins: 50-70
Greater Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters
Cory's Shearwaters
Manx Shearwater
Wilson's Storm Petrels
Leach's Storm Petrels
Pomarine Jaegers
Northern Gannets
1 basking shark

 

 

Summer 2002

Date Sightings
July 20 (Montauk) 5 fin whales (2 mother and calf pairs; one singleton); 1 minke whale; 55 Wilson's storm petrels,  40 Greater Shearwaters, 47 Cory's Shearwaters; 5 Sooty shearwaters; 25 unidentified large shearwaters (Greater or Cory's); 1 Northern Gannet.

Bird count courtesy of Douglas Futuyma

August 1 (Montauk) 1 Humpback whale; 60 Atlantic white-sided dolphins; 100 Common dolphins; 40 Wilson's Storm Petrels; 1 Cory's Shearwater; 1 Ocean sunfish.

August 11-13

(in the Great South Channel)

Click here for photos  and videos

Humpback Whales: 150 +
Fin whales: ~ 15
Minke whales: ~7
~100 Atlantic White sided dolphins
~100 Atlantic White beaked dolphins
~ 50 Common dolphins

Greater Shearwaters: ~3100
Sooty Shearwaters: ~220
Cory's Shearwaters: 7
Manx Shearwaters: 4
Wilson's Storm Petrels: ~ 860
Leach's Storm Petrels: 4
Common Terns: 38
Northern Gannet 1
Pomarine Jaeger 1

Bird count courtesy of Oakes Spalding

 

 

 Summer 2001 (Montauk)

Date

click on links below for detailed reports for each day

Cetaceans

Pelagic birds

  &

other biota

August 30 1-2 bottlenose dolphins 1 hammerhead shark
August 16 1 minke whale 200 Wilson's storm petrels
1 Great Shearwater
August 4 2 fin whales (mother and calf)
1 minke whale
50 Wilson's storm petrels
August 2 1 minke whale
10 bottlenose dolphins
30 Wilson's storm petrel
Manx Shearwater
Cory's Shearwater
July 28 1 whale (sighted briefly)  

 

 Summer 2000 (Montauk)

Here is a table summarizing all of our trips in 20

Date Sightings
September 2, 2000 2 fin whales; 1 humpback whale; hundreds of Cory's shearwaters; several dozen greater shearwaters
September 1, 2000 12 fin whales; 2 minke whales; 1 humpback whale (the same calf seen in late July through the middle of August ); 2 mako sharks; hundreds of Cory's shearwaters; several dozen greater shearwaters; several Wilson's storm petrels; 2 immature gannets
August 31, 2000 1 Atlantic white sided dolphin; scores of Wilson's storm petrels; hundreds of greater, Cory's, and sooty and shearwaters; 1 Pomarine Jaeger
August 25, 2000 1 minke whale; several Wilson's storm petrels; several greater, Cory's, and sooty shearwaters; 5 red phalaropes
August 24, 2000 1 leatherback sea turtle; several Greater, Cory's, Sooty and Manx Shearwaters; Wilson's storm petrels; Pomarine Jaeger
August 19, 2000 12 fin whales; several Wilson's storm petrels; several greater, Cory's, sooty and Manx shearwaters; 5-7 red phalaropes
August 18, 2000 5 fin whales (including 1 cow calf pair); 2 minke whales; 1 humpback whale; several dozen Wilson's storm petrels; several greater, Cory's, sooty and Manx shearwaters; 10-12 red phalaropes
August 17, 2000 3 fin whales (including 1 cow/calf pair); several dozen Wilson's storm petrels; several greater and Cory's shearwaters; 2 adult and 1 immature northern gannets; 1 ocean sunfish
August 11, 2000 2 fin whales; 2 minke whales; 3 humpback whale; hundreds of Wilson's storm petrels; several sooty, Cory's and greater shearwaters
August 10, 2000 2 fin whales; 2 minke whales; 3 humpback whale; hundreds of Wilson's storm petrels; several sooty, Cory's and greater shearwaters
August 5, 2000 30 fin whales, 3 humpback whales; 5 mike whales; scores of Wilson's storm petrels; scores of sooty shearwaters; Cory's shearwaters; greater shearwaters; several Manx shearwaters; several northern gannets
August 4, 2000 25 fin whales, 3 humpback whales; 5 mike whales; scores of Wilson's storm petrels; scores of sooty shearwaters; Cory's shearwaters; greater shearwaters; several Manx shearwaters
August 3, 2000 12 fin whales, 3 humpback whales; scores of Wilson's storm petrels; scores of sooty shearwaters; Cory's shearwaters; greater shearwaters
July 29, 2000 21 fin whales; 5 minke whales; 3 humpback whales; 2500 Wilson's storm petrels; also 12 Manx, 17 sooty, 90 greater; and 125 Cory's shearwaters
July 28, 2000 24 fin whales; 3 minke whales; 2 humpback whales; multiple rafts of hundreds of Wilson's storm petrels; also scores of sooty, greater and Cory's shearwaters
July 22, 2000 4 fin whales (two cow/calf pairs); scores of Wilson's storm petrels; scores of sooty shearwaters; Cory's shearwaters; greater shearwaters;
July 21, 2000 2 fin whales; 1 minke whale; hundreds of Wilson's storm petrels; scores of sooty shearwaters; Cory's shearwaters; greater shearwaters; immature and adult northern gannets
July 20, 2000 3 fin whales; hundreds of Wilson's storm petrels; scores of sooty shearwaters; Cory's shearwaters; greater shearwaters;
July 08, 2000 5 fin whales (including another mother calf pair); Wilson's storm petrels
July 07, 2000 2 fin whales (mother and calf pair); Wilson's storm petrels
July 06, 2000 2 fin whales (mother and calf pair); Wilson's storm petrels; mako shark
July 01, 2000 3 minke whales; 1 loggerhead sea turtle; Wilson's storm petrels; Parasitic Jaeger; immature northern gannet; sooty shearwaters; Cory's shearwaters; greater shearwaters
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