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