The Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) mission is to promote and foster understanding and stewardship of coastal ecosystems through research and education.
CRESLI advocates against commercial whaling, but the greatest threats to whales are from entanglement, ship strikes, toxins, noise, impacts of offshore energy development, and the consequences of climate change. CRESLI has been involved in efforts to address all of these, working with colleagues in the NY Bight area and elsewhere. And CRESLI, covers these topics repeatedly in the lectures, onboard whale watching trips, in slide presentations, and other forms of outreach.
CRESLI's professional educators and scientists are available to give lectures (with demonstration material) to groups of various sizes and ages at various venues. Topics include (but are not limited to): Cetaceans of NY and Adjacent Waters; Pinnipeds of NY and Adjacent Waters; Sea Turtles of NY; Birds of Coastal NY; Sharks of NY; Marine Ecology; Long Island's Natural History; Endangered Species; Climate Change; Stratospheric Ozone Depletion.
Educational Brochures are also available: A tri-fold checklist of cetaceans, sea turtles, and coastal and pelagic birds of NY, and Tri-fold brochure with details about the marine mammals and sea turtles of Long Island