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CRESLI 2017-18 Seal Walks


 

    Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach County Park  

Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach, December 15, 2013Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach, December 15, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017-2018 CRESLI SEAL SEASON

  at Cupsogue Beach County Park

STARTS NOVEMBER 18, 2017

RESERVATIONS ARE OPEN NOW

General Information about Seal Walks: CRESLI seal walks will take place between November and May. Please note that weather will play a significant role in determining the seal walk schedule. Please call CRESLI at (631) 319-6003 for schedule changes and cancellations.  The walks  are approximately 1.2 miles round trip and take about 1 to 2 hours.  These walks are suitable for children. 

Please be prepared for the weather, i.e., wear warm clothing (outerwear should be in muted colors) in layers. Hats, gloves, warm waterproof shoes, and water are also recommended, as are cameras and binoculars.   For those without waterproof shoes, an additional dry pair of shoes and socks (for the ride home) would be beneficial. Check the weather for Westhampton Beach and assume that the winds will produce wind chill. It’s better to be a more-on, than a less-on, i.e., having more layers than you need is the right thing. 


You must register for any CRESLI seal walks. Registration will enable us to contact you regarding changes and/or cancellations.

SEAL WALK RESERVATIONS


Suggested contributions of $5.00 per adult (over 18)  and $3 per child (18 and under) will help support CRESLI's ongoing seal research programs.  

CRESLI 2017-2018

SEAL WALK SIGHTING REPORTS

SEAL WALK RESERVATIONS

 

Date Time Status
Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:00 AM Available
Sunday, December 3, 2017 11:30 AM Available
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11:00 AM Available
Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:30 AM Available
Saturday, December 30, 2017 9:00 AM Available
Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:00 AM Available
Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:00 AM Available
Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:00 AM Available
Sunday, February 11, 2018 9:00 AM Available
Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:00 PM Available
Sunday, February 18, 2018 1:00 PM Available
Saturday, February 24, 2018 7:30 AM Available
Sunday, February 25, 2018 8:00 AM Available
Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:30 PM Available
Sunday, March 4, 2018 1:30 PM Available
Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:00 AM Available
Sunday, March 11, 2018 8:00 AM Available
Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:30 PM Available
Sunday, March 25, 2018 8:00 AM Available
Saturday, April 7, 2018 7:30 AM Available
Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:00 AM Available
Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:30 AM Available
Sunday, April 15, 2018 12:00 PM Available
Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:30 AM Available
Sunday, April 29, 2018 12:00 PM Available

SIGHTING REPORTS FOR PREVIOUS SEAL SEASONS 2001-present

Pinniped Passes

recommended but NOT REQUIRED


This season CRESLI is once again offering 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. Considering that we have OVER 25 scheduled seal walks and ask each person for $5. This is a REAL bargain!

Please note that you DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT to use  PayPal, just follow the link for Pay with Debit or Credit Cards under the PayPal login request button.

Pinniped Pass Type

Please note that seal walks for groups of 10-50 (school groups, scouts, etc.) have to be scheduled separately and might be able 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


 


Click here for maps and directions to the seal walks.


CRESLI seal walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park (at the western end of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach) will depart from area near the fence at the western end of the parking lot.  The walks  are approximately 1.2 miles round trip and take about 1.5-2 hours. Meeting times are 15 minutes prior to departure. These walks are suitable for children.

 

Click here for a map and directions to the seal walk at Cupsogue Beach .


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


Click here for images from previous seal walks

Click here to see previous year's sightings reports

Click here for Seal Cruise information


PLEASE! PLEASE!  All of us involved in monitoring the seals  on Long Island would prefer that you view the seals in a supervised naturalist led walk.  If too many people continue to disturb the haul out zone, the seals may abandon it in the future.  REMEMBER, DO NOT COME WITHIN  70 YARDS OF THE HAUL OUT ZONE  WHEN SEALS ARE HAULED OUT and DO NOT GO DOWN TO THE SHORE.   

 

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