Cupsogue-2017-12-03-research - DrArtieK-CRESLI

DrArtieK-CRESLI

CRESLI, the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long island (http://cresli.org), an non-profit research and education organization with the following mission: To promote and foster understanding and stewardship of coastal ecosystems through research and education. I am CRESLI's president and am also a professor and population ecologist, studying the populations of whales and seals in the waters of NY. The photographs here are those taken on trips that I lead to observe our marine mammals and pelagic birds.

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Note the 3rd seal from left is being entangled and be strangled by debris. This seal is now in its 5th year of entanglement

2018CRESLICupsgue Beach County ParkHarbor sealPhoca vitulinaSuffolk County NYWesthampton Beach NYligated harbor seal 3rd from leftphocid sealspinnipedsseal research