"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.
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. Students will be involved in collecting seal density, distribution and behavior data."