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Early morning just after sunrise amongst 50 humpback whales within 1/2 mile around us. These whales are bubble feeding, kick feeding and open-mouth feeding on sand eels

Early morning just after sunrise amongst 50 humpback whales within 1/2 mile around us. These whales are bubble feeding, kick feeding and open-mouth feeding on sand eels

Some of the 11 fin whales seen during the CRESLI/Viking Fleet whale watch from Montauk Harbor on July 24, 2016

Mother and calf fin whales seen off the coast of Montauk 7/12/15, we encountered eight other fin whales that day

42 harbor seals on a bitterly cold morning at Cupsogue Beach Park, Westhampton Beach NY. 41 are resting on a sandbar and 1 is in the water. Within 2 hours there will be 51 seals hauled out.

87 harbor seals at the Cupsgue Beach Park haul-out site. This is part of a long term study of seal usage and site-fidelity at Cupsogue Beach. Some of the seals in this video have returned for 10 or more years. To help with CRESLI's efforts to monitor and protect these seals, go to http://cresli.org

Cupsogue Beach seal haulout; January 2, 2015; 88 harbor seals, inclusing many of the "regulars" who return each winter and spend many months ere. Soime have been back since 2006. Dr. Artie Kopelman, CRTESLI president has been monitoring this population of harbor seals since 2006 and has amassed a catalog of 70 identifiable harbor seals, so far.

Our August 11-12 2014 trip to the Great South Channel was another success. We were able to photograph 91 different humpacks, 80 have been identified thus far. This video show glimpses of what was seen during the 4 hours after sunrise during the second day of observations. It was a breaching bonanza

Our August 11-12 2014 trip to the Great South Channel was another success. We were able to photograph 91 different humpacks, 80 have been identified thus far. This video show glimpses of what was seen during the first full day of observations (sunrise to sunset).

HARBOR SEALS HAULED OUT JUST AFTER SUNRISE, 3/9/14, AT CUPSOGUE BEACH COUNTY PARK IN WESTHAMPTON BEACH NY.

Towards the end of our second morning in the Great South Channel, one of the nearly 100 humpbacks we photographed began to breach repeatedly. Here are the whale's last 7 breaches before rolling on its back and flipper slapping. A perfect way to end 30 hours amnongst the humpbacks of the Gulf of Maine Stock in the Great South Channel. We'll be out there again next August. Go to http://cresli.org for updates and trip information.

Some of the 100 humpbacks that were photographed during the 2013 CRESLi-Viking Fleet Great South Channel

CRESLI-Viking Fleet Great South Channel 2013: flipper slapping humpback

Our success continues! WHALES, DOLPHINS, TURTLES, AND PELAGIC BIRDS 2013 continues to be a stellar year with an amazing 100% success rate. Today we found a leatherback while on our way to whale grounds and then began to see whales. Today was a humpback day- seeing 3 different humpbacks spread out over several miles. They were staying down for long periods but gave us good views when back up. While viewing the whales we encountered a small group of common dolphins (about 20), On our way back we once again found a super aggregation of about 600 dolphins- all around us for 1/2 mile then another hundred and another humpback, as well as one more leatherback.

This day, around 15 miles SSE of Montauk Pont, we spent time with a super-aggregation of about 300-500 short-beaked common dolphins. At times we were surrounded, at other times they rode along our bow.

Just off Montauk, in an area well known for whales in the past, 25 fin whales, 12 humpbacks and 600 common dolhins were seen during th CRESLi-Viking Fleet Whale Watch from Montauk Harbor. It was an amazing spectacle of whales, dolphins and pelagic birds.

Fin whales along side the Viking Starship on 7/21/13, during the Viking Fleet-CRESLI whale watch

During the 7/21/2013 CRESLI-Viking Fleet whale watch from Montauk Harbor, 1 of the nearly 30 fin whales surface just almost touching our bow and 2 surface on our starboard side with their mouths and throats distended and full of food and water. A spectacular encounter.

Fin whales and short-beaked common dolphins seen on the CRESLI-Viking Fleet whale watch, 7/14/2013, from Montauk NY.

Some of the members of a massive (over 1000 individuals) Short-beaked common dolphin super-aggregation seen during the July, 7, 2013 CRESLI/Viking Fleet Whale Watch from Montauk, NY.

Some of the 22 harbor seals seen on 4/7/13 in the water east of Moriches Inlet.

Harbor seals seen during CRESLI research and seal walks at Cupsogue Beach County Park on 2/24/2013

About 200 Northern Coastal Migratory Stock bottlenose dolphins feeding on bluefish during the 8/19/12 CRESLI/Viking Fleet whale watch out of Montauk, NY

60 bottlenose dolphins feeding on bluefish, and 20 common dolphins seen on the August 8, 2012, Viking Fleet/CRESLI whale watch from Montauk, ocean, boat, cruise, whale, dolphins, cetacea, cetacean, odontocete, delphinidae

Common dolphins sighted on the 8/5/12 Viking Fleet/CRESLI 2012 Whale Watch

From the Viking Fleet/CRESLI whale watch on 8/1/12. 60 common dolphins inclusing many recently born calves.

A short video of one group of inshore (coastal migratory stock) bottlenose dolphins seen on 7/29/12 on the Viking Fleet/CRESLI Whale watch from Montauk NY

A young humpback breaching around us for over an hour

Fin whales photographed during a CRESLI trip in Ny's coastal aters CRESLI, Inc : A Kopelman

These are some of the 70 humpbacks encountered during a CRESLI offshore whale and sea bird observation cruise in July 20-22, 2003. CRESLI, Inc : Arthur H. Kopelman

August 15, 2205 in the Great South Channel. during a CRESLI 2 day whale and sea bird observation cruise. 28 of 30 humpbacks seen were identified, including 6 cow/calf pairs. In this clip, Firefly's 2005 calf (a male) approaches the vessel, rolls over and under the bow. AH Kopelman for CRESLI President: Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph. D.

These fin whales were filmed during a CRESLI whale watch in the waters off Montauk, NY during July 2002 CRESLI, Inc : Arthur H. Kopelman

Breaching Minke whale photographed during a CRESLI trip to the Great South Channel CRESLI, Inc : A Kopelman

Bubble cloud and lunge feeding humbpack whales photographed during a CRESLI trip to the Great South Channel CRESLI, Inc : Arthur H. Kopelman

August 16, 2011 on the Southwest Ledge of Stellwagen -36 humpback whales were bubble feeding in cooperative groups of up to 10 individuals.

CRESLI/Viking Fleet 2 day offshore whale and bird watch trip to Stellwagen Bank, August 15 and 16, 2011. We encountered 73 humback whales over two days. 64 are identified, 9 remain unknown. The 44 whales seen on the first day did lots of breaches; our second day was full of bubble feeding from 36 humpbacks.

CRESLI/Viking Fleet whale watch, common dolphins south of Montauk NY, July 31, 2011

          
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