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Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI)

marine wildlife conservation to benefit dolphins, sea turtles, whales, and seals

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Last Updated: 4/30/22; Contributors: Bridget-W., Max-Z.

Overall Website Observations: I learned that CRESLI (Coastal Research and Education Society for Long Island) was founded for the purpose of researching, raising awareness, and promoting conservation of our local coastal ecosystems. I also learned about the range of species of cetaceans, birds, seals, and sea turtles that are housed within these ecosystems. (4/30/22)

I honestly had no idea there were whale watching experiences in NY !! (1/14/22)

Long Island Explorer: The CRESLI website has a section dedicated to photos and videos. One of the most interesting that I found was a video of their boat being approached by two humpback whales, who would dive underneath the boat repeatedly, moving from port to starboard and back again. I can imagine that for people on the boat, this would have been an unforgettable experience. (4/30/22)

So much information can be found on this site about how learning about our coastal ecosystems (1/14/22) 

LI Geology & Plant Communities: The website spoke of the coastal plant life and how to maintain it so it stays a part of the coastal ecosystem.(1/14/22)

Freshwater Observations: The water quality is becoming dangerous for our plant and sea life - they have several community events and classes to help educate people about their concerns.(1/14/22)

Trails, Greenways, & Sustainability Observations: There are ton of events for coastal walks to observe wild life and whale watching etc.(1/14/22)

Wildlife Observations: My favorite photograph out of the many in the CRESLI Photos and Videos page was one of a humpback whale breaching. Seeing such a huge creature push itself out of the water testifies for the power of nature and inspires me to continue protecting our coastal ecosystems. (4/30/22)

The primary focus of CRESLI is on observing, protecting, and raising awareness for the marine life in coastal ecosystems. With a whole section on the website dedicated to listing species, each page gives detailed info on the origins, adaptations, and taxonomy of each species. I found that reading the page on the life history of sea turtles to be particularly interesting. (4/30/22)

Yes! mostly Marine life though(1/14/22)

Marine Ecology Observations: As stated previously, CRESLI primarily focuses on the marine wildlife in coastal ecosystems. Something I found particularly interesting were the numerous research abstracts that CRESLI published based off observations made on their expeditions.(4/30/22)

There are many classes and educational resources on the site about how to preserve the coast.(1/14/22)

 Finances: There seems to be multiple channels by which CRESLI raises money. First, there is a paid membership by which individuals or families can contribute money annually to support their mission. CRESLI also sells clothing. Finally, supporters can donate directly to their mission in the donate page. (4/30/22)

What Needs Improvement: Website is designed quite well. The only thing that could be improved would be the addition of a search bar. (4/30/22)

The overall presentation of the Website is a little boring... It could use a refreshing modern update.(1/14/22)

Question Asked: Question: What are some things that I can do as a student without a lot of money to support your mission? Answer: The best ways to help would to volunteer for these programs: the whale watching and whale research program the seal monitoring and seal research program(4/30/22)

I called and asked about volunteer opportunities, they appear to still be active but not as filled during the pandemic. [Editor's Note: Thus don't need as many volunteers, as the events are not as filled up as in prior years.] (1/14/22)

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Arthur (Artie) Kopelman, Ph. D. , President
West Sayville, NY 11796

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