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CRESLI Seal Walk Reservations

2014 Seal Walks:

Cupsogue Beach County Park


Please note that seal walks for groups of 11-50 (school groups, scouts, etc.) have to be scheduled separately and can be scheduled on dates other than those listed.  Please send an e-mail with your requests, by clicking on this link to Dr. A. Kopelman

Harbor seal at Cupsogue Beach, March 2008


2014-15 Seal Walk Dates

Date Time Status
Saturday, November 22, 2014 10:30 AM
Sunday, November 23, 2014 11:00 AM  
Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:30 AM  
Sunday, December 07, 2014 11:00 AM  
Saturday, December 20, 2014 9:30 AM  
Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:00 AM  
Saturday, January 03, 2015 9:30 AM  
Sunday, January 04, 2015 10:00 AM  
Saturday, January 17, 2015 8:00 AM  
Sunday, January 18, 2015 9:00 AM  
Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:30 AM  
Sunday, February 01, 2015 9:00 AM  
Saturday, February 14, 2015 8:00AM
Sunday, February 15, 2015 8:30 AM  
Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:00AM  
Sunday, March 01, 2015 8:30 AM  
Saturday, March 07, 2015 12:00 PM  
Saturday, March 14, 2015 7:30 AM  
Sunday, March 15, 2015 8:00 AM  
Sunday, March 22, 2015 1:00 PM  
Saturday, March 28, 2015 7:30 AM  
Sunday, March 29, 2015 8:00 AM  
Saturday, April 04, 2015 12:00 PM  
Sunday, April 05, 2015 1:00 PM  
Sunday, April 12, 2015 7:00 AM  
Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:00 PM  
Sunday, April 19, 2015 1:00 PM  
Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:00 AM  
Sunday, April 26, 2015 8:00 AM  


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This seal walk reservation is used to estimate how many people will be joining us an is non-binding until you provide payment.


Seal walks for groups of 11-50 (school groups, scouts, etc.) have to be scheduled separately and may need to be scheduled on dates other than those listed.  Please send an e-mail with your requests, by clicking on this link to Dr. A. Kopelman



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Pinniped Passes

Recommended but Not Required

This season CRESLI is introducing seal season passes that will allow the holder unlimited seal walks! We are offering three levels: Grey, Harp and Harbor Seal Pinniped Passes.
  • Grey Seal Pinniped Pass ($65) is for a family up to 6 people
  • Harp Seal Pinniped Pass ($50) is for up to 4 people
  • Harbor Seal Pinniped Pass ($30) is for up to two people.
Each pass lasts the whole seal season and can be used an unlimited number of times.
This is an inexpensive and easy way to see Long Island’s seals all season.
All you need to do is go to our website and register. We will send you a laminated card that you will need to bring to each seal walk for which you have made a reservation. Considering that we have 17 scheduled seal walks remaining and ask each person for $5. This is a REAL bargain!

Pinniped Pass Type

 

Click here for a map and directions to the seal walks.


For further information about Long Island's seals, click here.


Click here for images from previous seal walks

Click here to see last year's sightings report

Click here to return to the seal walk schedule


Be a responsible seal viewer

comply with seal watching guidelines

HARASSMENT WARNING SIGNS:

If your presence causes any of the following reactions, on land or in the water, you are too close.
  • Increased vocalizations by seals
  • Movement back into the water (single animal or the group)
  • All eyes are on you (single animal or several in the group)
  • Disturbance from normal resting position (lifting their head to watch you)

STAY AT LEAST 50 YARDS AWAY FROM RESTING SEALS

  • Seals that are continually being approached never get a chance to rest.
  • Repeated interaction can exhaust seals, leaving them vulnerable to predation and illness
  • Continued disturbance of mother /pup pairs could lead to abandonment and subsequent mortality of the pup.

NEVER GET IN THE WATER WITH SEALS

  • Seals are large, wild animals and can be extremely dangerous.
  • If they feel threatened they may become aggressive in order to defend themselves.

NEVER ATTEMPT TO FEED SEALS.

  • You could get seriously injured.
  • Feeding seals is against the law; you could be arrested and/or fined.
  • Food that isn't a normal part of their diet will do more harm than good!
  • Feeding negatively impedes their ability to hunt and locate food on their own.
  • Feeding encourages seals to approach boats looking for handouts.
  • This behavior has resulted in injuries from boat propellers.

LIMIT YOUR VIEWING TIME: TO A MAXIMUM OF 30 MINUTES.

 

 

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