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Become a CRESLI member today!  Get discounts on the offshore whale watches!  Join us on our seal walks!  Get early notification!
Montauk whale watch  Great South Channel Whale Watch Seal Walks

CRESLI has a new address: P.O. Box 54, West Sayville, NY 11796


2015 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI

Whale Watching from Montauk

Sundays from July 5 - Sept 06

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 second-to-none.Fin whale off Montauk, July 2014

 

As in every year since 2009, our 2014 season was spectacular. Our local trips brought us in contact wth fin whales, minke whales, humpback whales, short-beaked common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins (inshore and offshore types), leatherback turtles, loggerhead turtles, and Kemp's ridley turtles.

Our offshore trip to the Great South Channel continued our success for 13 years, with 30-40 minke whales, 3 fin whales, short-beaked common dolphins, white-sided dolphins, and 91 humpback whales (80 have been ID'd).

Since 7/29/12 through 8/27/14 we found cetaceans on 29 consecutive trips (97% success). We were bound to finally miss. What a ride!!!

Viking Fleet/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch Information


Fin whale and bow-riding common dolphins, July 2013 off Montauk NY

2014 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI Sightings

2014 and previous whale watch sighting summaries

Best Photos of the 2014 Whale Watch Season

Interactive Maps of 2014 Sightings with Photos

Viking Fleet/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch Information


 breaching humpback in Great South Channel, August 2014Humpback, GSC 2012

 

CRESLI 2015 GREAT SOUTH CHANNEL trip

August 9-11, 2015

The price has not changed !

Reservations for the 2015 GSC trip  are now being accepted

August 9-11, 2015

  Adult (13 and older) Child (6-12) Child (under 6)
CRESLI MEMBER $275 $137.50 NO CHARGE
NON-MEMBER $300 $150.00

Our 2014 trip was outstanding! 91 humpbacks and more

2015 Offshore Reservations

List of Identified Humpbacks from our 2014 GSC trip

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 other whales

We have now had 873 humpback encounters in our trips to the Great South Channel, Stellwagen Bank, and locally. With the assistance of 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 354 different whales during these trips.

  Photos of Identified humpbacks from CRESLI trips (2002-2014)

Sighting summaries and photos for each offshore trip

Detailed list - total CRESLI humpback sightings 2002-2014

 Stellwagen Bank, feedingl humpback August 16, 2011



CRESLI SEAL WALKS AT CUPSOGUE

ARE OVER FOR 2015

We will begin again in November


2014-2015 SEAL WALK SCHEDULE AND SIGHTINGS

BEST PHOTOS OF THE 2014-15 SEASON
All CRESLI seal sighting summaries
seal photographs from ALL trips
CRESLI's best seal photos through 2015
Grey seal feeding on bunker


CRESLI's photo-id catalog of harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach

Dr. A. Kopelman has been compiling a catalog of harbor seals that utilize the haul out site at Cupsogue beach (near Moriches Inlet).  As of JUNE 2015, the catalog contains 125 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 87 identified and named seals can be seen via the link above.

See Dr. Artie Kopelman's presentation at the 2015 Long Island Natural History Conference: Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach: population trends and site fidelity.

Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach, December 15, 2013Harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach, December 15, 2013
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Fill out a CRESLI Sighting report form

Call the NYS Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Standing Hotline at 631-369-9829

EDUCATORS: For information about CRESLI cruises, walks, lectures, other programs, and availability of in-service credit


Photos (by others) of Long Island's Coastal Biota and Ecosystems


Long Island Horseshoe Crab Network Alert

Help is needed to track species.

Limulus in the Limelight by John T. Tanacredi, Ph. D. (from Fauna) (0.9 MB)

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