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2014 Seal Walks :
Cupsogue Beach County Park
note that seal walks for groups of 1 -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
Dr. A. Kopelman
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
For further information about Long Island's seals,
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
All eyes are on you (single animal or several in the
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
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.
that isn't a normal part of their diet will do more harm
Feeding negatively impedes their ability to
hunt and locate food on their own.
seals to approach boats looking for handouts.
has resulted in injuries from boat propellers.
VIEWING TIME: TO A MAXIMUM OF 30 MINUTES.