Cupsogue-2018-02-17 - 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.

Hey folks, leave the seals alone

70 seals hauled-out @ 11:28 AM, but only about 12 swimming seals when we returned. Too many people & freely running dogs must have spooked them.

201867 hauled out and 3 in waterCRESLICupsgue County ParkHarbor sealPhoca vitulinaSuffolk County NYWesthampton Beach NYphocid sealspinnipedsseal walk