Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI)Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI)Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI)Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI)

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Coastal Research & Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI)

Whale Watching Tours and Seals Walks & Cruises

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.

  • Whale Watching Field Trips are very popular. Join LI's most experience whale researchers and catch a glimpse of our marine diversity just miles from our shore. Fin, minke, humpback, right, sperm, and pilot whales; dolphins, porpoises; sea turtles; pelagic birds can be seen. Whale watches take place from June through early September.
  • Seal Trips and Cruises are also very popular. Join CRESLI led walks to observe, count and photograph seals at haul out areas and learn about seal species diversity, ecology, evolution, and status. Students will be involved in collecting seal density, distribution and behavior data. Join CRESLI led cruises to observe seals at haul out areas on remote islands and learn about seal species diversity, ecology, evolution, and status. Students will be involved in collecting seal density, distribution and behavior data.

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


Arthur (Artie) Kopelman, Ph. D. , President
West Sayville, NY 11796
631-319-6003

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