As of May
2016, the Cupsogue harbor seal catalog contains 164 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.
since 7/29/12 through 8/28/16 we found
cetaceans on 44 out of 48 trips (91.7% success).
Since 2009 we have had 86% success rate in finding cetcaceans
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
As in every year since 2009, our 2015 season
was spectacular. Our local trips
brought us in contact wth fin whales, and short-beaked
common dolphins so far.
We are still at 100%
success at finding whales on our offshore trips.
2016 Great South Channel Trip
(August 15 and 16 in the GSC)
This was one of our best trips ever to the Great South
Channel! From sunrise to sunset, we found whales, fin
whalkes, minke whales, humpback whales, and common dolphins.
We encountered about 100 humpbacks and have ID'd 75 so far
from our our 1st day, including 11 mom/calf pairs, and 20
more humpbacks (including 5 new cow/calf pairs) on our 2nd day.
Lot's more work to do, but keep your eyes our for our
so far, 22 unknown) 1
fin whales 20 minke whales Thousands of Great Shearwaters, Sooty
Shearwaters, Cory's Shearwaters, Manx Shearwaters, Wilson's
Storm Petrels, and 1 Pomarine Jaeger
Join CRESLI on our yearly trip 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
We have now had
1100 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, the Center
for Coastal Studies, Allied Whale, and the FlukeMatcher
groups on Flickr and Facebook, we have
photo-identified 417 different humpback whales during these trips.
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