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PO Box 54, West Sayville, NY 11796

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2010 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

90 common dolphins
No data available
40 common dolphins
August 29, 2010 photos
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
5 Greater Shearwaters
2 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Immature Northern Gannet
45 common dolphins
August 28, 2010 photos
1 Basking shark
pelagic birds - no data at present
350 common dolphins
August 27, 2010 photos
3 Leatherback sea turtles
2 Least terns
10 Cory's shearwaters
35 Greater shearwaters
6 Northern gannets
none
1 Leatherback sea turtle
1 Kemp's Ridley sea turtle
18 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Greater Shearwaters
12 Sanderlings
1 Northern Gannet
30-40 common dolphins
August 21, 2010 photos
8 Greater Shearwaters
22 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2 Northern Gannets
15 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Parasitic Jaeger
1 Ocean sunfish
none
3 Hammerhead Sharks
1 Basking Shark
5 Greater Shearwaters
25 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
25 Sanderlings
2 Semi-palmated Sandpipers
6 Least Sandpipers
10 common dolphins
August 19, 2010 photos
2 Loggerhead turtles
1 Green turtle
1 Basking shark
1 Hammerhead shark
30 Wilson's Storm petrels
12 Greater shearwaters
1 Cory's shearwater
15 Wilson's Phalaropes
none
7 Leatherback sea turtles
Cory's Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm petrels
Northern Gannet
20 humpbacks
15 fin whales
20 common dolphins

2010 Great South Channel photos

1 basking shark
2000 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
1500 Greater Shearwaters
55 Cory’s Shearwaters
10 Northern Gannets
1 Parasitic Jaeger
none
2 Leatherback Sea Turtles
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
1 Basking Shark
35 Wilson's Storm Petrels
12 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Wilson's Phalarope
125 Common Dolphins

August 07, 2010 photos

1 Hammerhead Shark
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels
100 Greater Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
1 fin whale

photos soon

1 Kemp's Ridley sea turtle
1 Great hammerhead shark
1 Blue shark

100+ Cory's Shearwaters
200+ Greater Shearwaters
200+ Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Pomarine Jaeger
2 Fin Whales (cow and calf)

August 01, 2010 photos

5 Greater Shearwaters
5 Cory's Shearwaters
50 Wilsons Storm Petrels
7 Fin Whales
July 31, 2010 photos
2 Greater Shearwaters
40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
6 Fin Whales
35 Common Dolphins

July 30, 2010 photos

1 Hammerhead Shark
2 Ocean Sunfish
10 Greater Shearwater
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels
5 Double Crested Cormorants
12 Wilson's Phalarope
2 Fin whales
4 Common dolphin
1 Basking Shark
1 Sea Turtle
1 Ocean Sunfish
10 Greater Shearwaters
150 Storm Petrels
460 Common Dolphins

July 25, 2010 photos

1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
1 Blue Shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels
3 Greater Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
2 fin whales (cow/calf)
120 common dolphins

July 24, 2010 photos
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
100 Wilson's Storm Petrels
20 Cory's Shearwaters
170 common dolphins

July 23, 2010 photos
1 Mako shark
1 Blue Shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Cory's Shearwater
20 Greater Shearwaters
30 Common terns
325 Wilsons Storm Petrels
2 Northern Gannets
1 Dowitcher
12 Wilson's Phalaropes
6 Sanderlings
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
none
~40 Greater Shearwaters
~60 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
~70 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2 Fin Whales
1 Minke Whale


no photos were taken
1 Blue shark
1 Sea turtle (unidentified)
75 Bluefin Tuna
6-10 Red-necked phalaropes
1 Northern gannet
5-10 Greater shearwaters
5 Cory's shearwaters
1500-2000 Wilson's storm Petrels
5 Fin Whales
1 Minke Whale
1 Humpback Whale
July 17, 2010 photos
1 Hammerhead Shark
400+ Wilsons Storm Petrels
70 Greater Shearwaters
15 Cory's Shearwaters
5 Red-necked phalaropes
1 brief view of fin whale
3 Blue Sharks
55 Greater Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
150 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Manx Shearwater- preening

photos soon
13 Fin Whales
8 Minke Whales
July 11, 2010 photos
65 Greater Shearwaters
5 Corey’s Shearwaters
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
12 Fin Whales
1 Minke Whale
July 10, 2010 photos
500 Greater Shearwater
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
50 Cory's Shearwaters
4 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Hammerhead Shark
2 Blue Sharks
9 Fin Whales
6 Minke Whales

July 09, 2010 photos

1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Blue Shark
300 Wilson's Storm Petrels
150 Greater Shearwaters
7 Sooty Shearwaters
7 Cory's Shearwaters
2 Manx Shearwaters
75 Common Tern
5 Lease Tern
10 Crested Cormorants
1 Common Loon
16 Fin Whales
10-12 Minke Whales

July 08, 2010 photos

1 Ocean Sunfish
50 Greater Shearwater
300 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Sooty Shearwaters
400 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Royal Blue Shark

9-10 Fin Whales
10-12 Minke Whales
July 07, 2010 photos

1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
1 Blue Shark
500+ Bluefin Tuna
100 Greater Shearwaters
200 Cory's Shearwater
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels

12 Minke Whales

July 04, 2010 photos

Greater Shearwaters
Cory's Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm petrels
Black-legged Kittiwakes Northern Gannets
Least Terns
Common Terns
Blue Shark
Skip-jack Tuna

none

15 Greater Shearwaters
20 Cory's Shearwaters
75 Wilson's Storm Petrels

30 Common Dolphins
60 Bottlenose Dolphins
12 Minke Whales
3 Finback Whales
1 Humpback Whale
July 02, 2010 photos

Cory's Shearwaters
Greater Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters
Wilson's Storm Petrels
Common Terns
Red-throated Loons
Double-Crested Cormorants

1 unknown whale (blow only)

1 Ocean Sunfish
5 Manx Shearwaters
10 Greater Shearwaters
20 Cory's Shearwaters
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels


2009 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

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CRESLI/Viking Fleet

Whale Watch Sightings

2009-present

fin whale Summer 2014Short-beaked common dolphin



Viking Fleet/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch Information

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2019 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI

Whale Watching from Montauk

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

70 short-beaked common dolphins


PHOTOS
1 Basking shark
1 Ocean sunfish
25 Wilson's storm petrels
15 Great shearwaters
2 Manx shearwaters
1 Sooty sheawater
1 Cory's shearwater
12 Minke whales


PHOTOS
1 Loggerhead sea turtle
25 Wilson's storm petrels
1 Great shearwaters
2 humpback whales

PHOTOS
1 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle
1 ocean sunfish
1 finback whale

PHOTOS
1 ocean sunfish
20 Wilson's storm petrels
1 Great shearwater
2Cory's shearwaters
1 minke whale

PHOTOS
4 Cory's Shearwaters
4 Great Shearwaters
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
4 humpback whales

PHOTOS
1 ocean sunfish
1 blue shark
2 Wilson's storm petrels


2018 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI

Whale Watching from Montauk

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

~100 short-beaked common dolphins
1 Minke Whale
1 humpback whale

PHOTOS
8-10 Great Shearwaters
15-20 Cory’s Shearwaters
5
-10 Sooty Shearwaters
25-30 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
10 Manx Shearwaters
1 minke whale
1 humpback whale
1 finback whale
60 short-beaked common dolphins

Photos
98 Cory's Shearwater
53 Great Shearwater
14 Sooty Shearwater
4 Manx Shearwater
148 Wilson's Storm-Petrel
1 Northern Gannet
8 Double-crested Cormorant
7 Laughing Gull
130 Herring Gull
121 Great Black-backed Gull
Bird totals thanks to Taylor Sturm
3 minke whales
1 finback whale

Photos
~65 Wilson's Storm-Petrels
~60 Cory's Shearwaters
several Scopoli's Shearwaters
~30 Great Shearwaters
4 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
18-20 Humpback whales whales
8 Finback whales

Photos
~100 Wilson's Storm-Petrels
~150 Cory's Shearwaters
~80 Great Shearwaters
~30 Sooty Shearwaters
2 Manx Shearwater
15-20 humpback whales
4 finback whales
2 minke whales

In our last 2 trips we've photographed 19 different humpbacks including:
Columbia
Combat
Coral
Dome
Ganesh
Glo-Stick
Jigsaw
Multiply
Reaper
Reflection
W

Photos

>100 Sooty shearwaters
>100 Cory’s shearwaters
>100 Great shearwaters
6 humpback whales
including:
Nile
Unnamed calf of Photon


Photos

~200 Cory’s Shearwaters
~80 Great Shearwaters
~50 Sooty Shearwaters
~20 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
5 finback whale
5 humpback whales
2 minke whales
150 short-beaked common dolphins

Photos
125 Cory’s Shearwaters
40 Great Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
4 Manx shearwaters
7 Parasitic jaegers
1 immature Northern gannet
2 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
2 finback whale
3 humpback whales
4 minke whales
150 bottlenose dolphins
100 short-beaked common dolphins

Photos
75 Cory’s shearwaters
25 Great shearwaters
2 Manx shearwaters
1 Parasitic jaeger
5 finback whale
2 minke whales

Photos
16 Cory’s Shearwater
27 Great Shearwater
1 Sooty Shearwater
12 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Parasitic Jaeger
11 Laughing Gull
42 Herring Gull
25 Great Black-backed Gull
7 Least Tern
122 Common Tern
5 Royal Tern
1 Fish Crow
Bird Count via Arie Gilbert
7 humpback whales
1 finback whale

Photos
1 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle
35 Cory’s shearwaters
5 Great shearwaters
1 Sooty shearwater
1 Manx shearwater
1 Parasitic jaeger
10 Semipalmated plovers
5 Finback whales
1 Minke whale
1 Humpback whale

Photos
15 Great shearwaters
5 Cory’s shearwaters
2 Sooty shearwaters
1 Manx shearwater
1 Wilson's storm petrel
1 Humpback whale

Photos
10 Great shearwaters
2 Cory’s shearwaters
2 Humpback whales
2 fin whales
1 minke whale

Photos
4 Great shearwaters
12 Cory’s shearwaters
1 Scopoli's Shearwater
6 Minke Whales
1 Fin Whale
5 Humpback Whales

Photos
3 Cory’s shearwaters
1 Hammerhead shark
1 Humpback whale
1 minke whale

Photos
8 Cory’s shearwaters
2 Scopoli’s shearwaters
1 hammerhead shark


2017 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI

Whale Watching from Montauk

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

8 Fin whales
1 Minke whale



Photos
1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Blue Shark
46 Great Shearwaters
80 Cory’s Shearwaters
25 Sooty Shearwaters
120 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
4 Manx Shearwaters
1 South Polar Skua
1 Black Tern


Bird counts thanks to Anthony Collerton
11 Fin whales
500 Short-beaked common dolphins



Photos
1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Loggerhead turtle
300 Great Shearwaters
300 Cory’s Shearwaters
10 Sooty Shearwaters
100 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
1 Manx Shearwaters


Bird counts thanks to Arie Gilbert and Pat Aitken
2 Humpback whales
1 Fin whale
200 bottlenose dolphins (inshore population)



Photos
1 Ocean Sunfish
1 hammerhead shark
10 Great Shearwaters
15 Cory’s Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
300 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
1 Northern Gannet (immature)
4 Humpback whales

Photos

1 Great Shearwaters
1
20 Cory’s Shearwaters
10 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
15 Humpback whales
100 inshore bottlenose dolphins

Photos
Video
1 Mako shark
5 Cory’s Shearwaters
2 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
3 Humpback whales

Photos
22 Great Shearwaters
76 Cory’s Shearwaters
153 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
Bird counts courtesy of Taylor Sturm and Pete Morris
3 Humpback whales
1 Minke whale

Photos
1 Loggerhead turtle
1 Manx Shearwater
5 Great Shearwaters
3 Cory’s Shearwaters
5 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
3 Humpback whales

Photos
6 Cory’s Shearwaters
1 Parasitic Jaeger
24 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
3 Red-Necked Phalaropes
2 Black terns
2 Northern Gannets

Bird counts by John Gluth


2016 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI

Whale Watching from Montauk

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

NONE
8 Manx Shearwaters
2 Great Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
20 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Loggerhead Turtle
1 Ocean Sunfish
8 Fin whales
2 Minke whales
60 Inshore bottlenose dolphins
120 Short-beaked common dolphins

Photos
Mobile App with Photos
3 Manx Shearwaters
6 Great Shearwaters
13 Cory's Shearwaters
177 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Sooty shearwater
1 Leatherback Turtle
11 Short billed dowitchers


Bird counts thanks to Frank Stetler and John Gluth
8 Fin whales
1 Minke whale
120 Short-beaked common dolphins

Photos
Mobile App with Photos
1 Manx Shearwater
12 Cory's Shearwaters
14 Wilson's Storm Petrels
12 BLUE SHARKS
11 Fin whales
1 Humpback whale

Photo Slideshow
20 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
10 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
5 GREAT SHEARWATERS
1 OCEAN SUNFISH
12 FIN WHALES
2 MINKE WHALES
1 HUMPBACK
40 SHORT-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHINS

Photos
Video
35 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
15 COREY'S SHEARWATERS
3 GREAT SHEARWATERS
2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS
1 NORTHERN GANNET
2 FIN WHALES
1 MINKE WHALE
3 HUMPBACK WHALES Photos
1 LOGGERHEAD TURTLE
25 YOUNG THRESHER SHARKS
50 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
100 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
350 GREAT SHEARWATERS
5 SOOTY SHEARWATERS
NONE

5 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
25 GREAT SHEARWATERS
2 BLUE SHARKS


NONE

46 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
3 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
1 GREAT SHEARWATERS
7 RED NECKED PHALAROPES
5 OTHER PHALAROPES
S


1 MINKE WHALE
3 HUMPBACK WHALES 6 INSHORE BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS Photos
1 UNKNOWN TURTLE
3 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS
2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS
1 GREAT SHEARWATER

2015 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI

Whale Watching from Montauk

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

2 Hammerhead Sharks
1 Ocean Sunfish
40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
20 Phalaropes
10 Great Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
2 Manx Shearwaters
1 Northern Gannet
200 Cory's Shearwaters
100 Great Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Fin Whale
100-120 Common Dolphins

Photos

Interactive Map and Photos

Video
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
45 Cory's Shearwaters
5 Great Shearwaters
20 Common Terns
20 Forster's Terns
1 Roseatte Tern (near jetty)
16 Fin Whales
2 Minke whales
60 Common Dolphins

Photos

Interactive Map and Photos

Dolphin Video
Fin Whale Video
75 Wilson's Storm Petrels
40 Cory's Shearwaters
12 Great Shearwaters
2 phalaropes (unknown species)
1 loggerhead sea turtle
1 Fin Whales
1 Minke whale
20 Short-Beaked Common Dolphins


Photos
Interactive map and photos

Video
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels
20 Cory's Shearwaters
30 Great Shearwaters
50 Great shearwaters
10 Cory's shearwaters|
50 Wilson's storm petrels
15 Great shearwaters
5 Cory's shearwaters|
15 Wilson's storm petrels
12 Phalaropes (unknown species)
100 inshore bottlenose dolphins
2 North Atlantic Right Whales

Photos
Interactive Map and Photos
10 Great shearwaters
25 Cory's shearwaters|
50 Wilson's storm petrels
1 Northern Gannet
4 Northern Gannets
1 Cory's Shearwater
5 Red Necked Phalaropes
100 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins

2 Humpback Whales

Photos
Interactive Map and Photos
1 Leatherback Turtle
1 Northern Gannets
5 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Great Shearwaters
5 Red Necked Phalaropes



2014 VIKING FLEET/CRESLI

Whale Watching from Montauk

Best Photos of the 2014 Whale Watch Season

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

170 Common Dolphins
5 Fin Whales
1 humpback whale


Photos

Interactive Map with Photos

300 Wilson's storm petrels
200 Great shearwaters
20 Cory's shearwaters
1 Sooty shearwater
20 offshore bottlenose Dolphins
12 Fin Whales
Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
Video
50 Wilson's Storm Petrels
40 Great Shearwaters
5 Corey's Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
100+ Common terns
30 Common Dolphins
4 Fin Whales
1 Minke whale

Photos

Interactive map with photos
1 Ocean Sunfish
3 Cory Shearwaters
3 Greater Shearwaters
20 Wilson Storm Petrels
150 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins
15 Fin Whales
2 Minke whales
Photos

Interactive map with photos
1 Ocean Sunfish
100 Wilson's storm petrels
15 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Great Shearwater
30 Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins

Photos

Interactive map with photos
2 Leatherback sea turtles
1 Loggerhead sea turtle
1 Hammerhead shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
120 Wilson's storm petrels
50 Greater Shearwaters
10 Corey's Shearwaters
1 humpback whale
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
40 Wilson's storm petrels
12 Cory's shearwaters
2 Great shearwaters
1 shark (unknown species)
1 Minke whale
1 fin whale
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
30 Wilson's storm petrels
7 Cory's shearwaters
2 Great shearwaters
6 Red-necked Phalaropes
3 fin whales
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
1 Hammerhead shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
50 Cory's Shearwaters
8 fin whales
2 minke whales
20 short-beaked common dolphins
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
1 unidentified sea turtle
80 Cory's shearwaters
5 Great shearwaters
1 Parasitic jaeger
2 Wilson's storm petrels
2 fin whales
2 minke whales
145 short-beaked common dolphins
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
3 Leatherback Sea Turtles
5 Wilson Storm Petrels
3 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
10 fin whales
2 minke whales
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos
20 Cory's shearwaters
3 Great shearwaters
5 Wilson's storm petrels
3 fin whales

Photos coming soon
10 Cory's shearwaters
3 Great shearwaters
5 Wilson's storm petrels
1 Mola mola
several flying fish

2013 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

BEST OF THE 2013 WHALE WATCH PHOTOS

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

1000 Common Dolphins
3 Fin Whales

Photos

Interactive Map with Photos

Video

2 Loggerhead Turtles
500 Great Shearwaters
85 Sooty Shearwaters
30 Cory's Shearwaters
2 Pomarine Jaegers
1 Unidentified Jaeger
1 Manx Shearwater
2 Wilson's Storm Petrels
8-10 Fin Whales
60 Common Dolphins
Photos

Interactive Map with Photos

Video
2 Loggerhead Turtles
500 Great Shearwaters
200 Cory's Shearwaters
50 Sooty Shearwaters
12 Storm Petrels
5 Portuguese Man-of-War
25 Fin Whales
12 Humpback Whales
7 have been identified
Seal
Nuages
Spike
Snare
Empanage
Medal
Bandit
2 Minke Whales
600 Common Dolphins
Photos

Fin whale Video 1
Fin whale Video 2
Humback, Fin whale and dolphin Video

Interactive map with photos

1700 Wilson's Storm Petrels
90 Cory's Shearwaters
26 Sooty Shearwaters
18 Great Shearwaters
5 Manx Shearwaters
5 Brown Pelicans
2 Fin Whales
300 Common Dolphins
Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
Videos
1200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
30 Cory's Shearwaters
15 Great Shearwaters
3 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Sea Turtle (unidentitied)
1 Ocean Sunfish
1 Swordfish
4 Humpback Whales
1 has been identified
Empanage
720 Common Dolphins

Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
Video
2 Leatherback Sea Turtles
1 Blue Marlin
150 Cory's Shearwaters
55 Great Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwater
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
6 Fin Whales
550 Common Dolphins

Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
5 Leatherback Turtles
1 Loggerhead Turtle
150 Cory's Shearwaters
150 Great Shearwaters
7 Sooty Shearwaters
08/12-8/13

Great South Channel trip
Brown shark
Blue shark
2000 Cory’s Shearwaters
6000 Great Shearwaters
500 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Leatherback Turtle
75 Cory's Shearwaters
15 Great Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
1 Immature Northern Gannet
1 Leatherback Turtle (dead)
25 Great Shearwaters
35 Cory's Shearwaters
2 Red Necked Phalaropes
5 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Great Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
3 Northern Gannets

2012 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

BEST OF THE 2012 WHALE WATCH PHOTOS

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

None
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2-3 bluefin tuna
12 Bottlenose dolphins
(Coastal Migratory Stock)


Photos
10 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
10 Wilsons Storm Petrels
1 Blue Shark
150 bottlenose dolphins
(Offshore stock)
Photos
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
10 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Manx Shearwater
8 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Greater Shearwaters
3 Cory's Shearwater
None
3 Loggerhead Turtles
1 Kemp's Ridley Turtle
7 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwaters
20 Bottlenose dolphins
(Coastal Migratory Stock)

Photos

Interactive map with photos
2 Loggerhead Turtles
1 blue shark
30 Wilson's Storm Petrels
3 Greater Shearwaters
None
2 Basking Sharks
1 Dusky Shark
1 Ocean Sunfish
2 Greater Shearwaters
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Sooty Shearwater
16 Wilson's Storm Petrels
Video of a basking shark breach
40 Bottlenose Dolphins (coastal migratory stock)

Photos

Video

40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
5 Cory's Shearwaters
3 Greater Shearwaters
60 COMMON DOLPHINS
Photos

Video

1 Kemp's Ridley Turtle
85 Wilson's Storm Petrels
25 Greater Shearwaters
12 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Parasitic Jaeger
1 basking shark
40 common dolphins

Photos

Interactive map

Video

1 Great Hammer Head Shark
20 Wilson's Storm Petrels
15 Cory's Shearwaters
4 Great Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwaters
60 Bottlenose Dolphins
(Coastal Migratory Stock)
20 Common Dolphin
Photos
Interactive map with photos

Video

1 Leatherback Turtle
1 Unknown Turtle
35 Wilson's Storm Petrels
6 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Northern Gannet
17 Humpbacks
4 Fin Whales
1 Minke Whale
600 Common Dolphins

Photos
Interactive map with photos

Wilson’s Storm Petrels
Great Shearwaters
Cory’s Shearwaters
Sooty Shearwaters
Manx Shearwaters
Pomarine Jaegers
Parasitic Jaegers
60-80 Common dolphins

Photos
3 Common Eider
30 Cory's Shearwater
8 Great Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
25 Wilson's Storm-Petrel
20 Double-crested Cormorant
3 Semipalmated Sandpiper
6 Laughing Gull
60 Herring Gull (American)
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
30 Great Black-backed Gull
2 Black Tern
30 Common Tern
2 Forster's Tern
200 bottlenose Dolphins
(Coastal Migratory Stock)


Photos
Interactive Map with Photos
Video
145 Cory's Shearwaters
40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
1 Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle
120 Coreys Shearwater
35 Wilson's Storm Petrels
3 Greater Shearwater
1 Northern Gannet
None
1 parasitic jaeger
5 great shearwaters
10 Cory's shearwaters
5 Sanderlings
5 Wilson Storm Petrels
1 minke whale
15 bottlenose dolphins
40 common dolphins
2 shearwaters
1 Leatherback Turtle
20 Great Shearwaters
1 Sooty Shearwate
5 Cory's Shearwaters
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels

2011 Viking/CRESLI Montauk Whale Watch

Date

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Cetaceans

click on links below for photo-galleries

Pelagic birds

&

other biota

250 common dolphins
July 3, 2011
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
1 Triggerfish
1 Sunfish
400 Greater Shearwaters
1 Northern Gannet
1 Sooty Shearwater
10 Cory's Shearwater
40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
360 common dolphins

July 10, 2011 photos

2 Leatherback Sea Turtles
1 Loggerhead Sea Turtle

1 Basking Shark
1 White Marlin
140 Greater Shearwaters
75 Wilson's Storm Petrels
50 Cory's Shearwaters
Some Flying fish and some Mahi Mahi
1 juvenile humpback whale

July 17, 2011 photos
1 Leatherback Sea Turtle
28 Cory's Shearwaters
50 Greater Shearwaters
10 Wilson's Storm Petrels
20 common dolphins

(briefly seen, no photos taken)
1 Basking Shark
1 Blue Shark
75 Cory's Shearwaters
20 Greater Shearwaters
135 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 basking shark
1 great white shark
20
Cory's Shearwaters
20 Greater Shearwaters
135 Wilson's Storm Petrels

160 common dolphins

August 14, 2011 photos

1 Basking Shark
5 Greater Shearwaters
10 Cory's Shearwaters
240 Wilson's Storm Petrels
none
2 Cory's Shearwaters
40 Wilson's Storm Petrels
6 Red-necked phalaropes
none
Ocean Sunfish
20 Wilson's Storm Petrels
20-30 Corey's Shearwaters
1 Greater Shearwater
2 Brown Pelicans!

Date

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Cetaceans

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Pelagic birds

&

other biota

300 Cory's Shearwaters
200 greater Shearwaters
75 Wilson's Storm Petrels
200 Cory's Shearwaters
100 Greater Shearwaters
20 Sooty shearwaters
25 Wilson's Storm Petrels
None
100 Cory’s Shearwaters
100 Greater Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
200 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels
2 Northern Gannets (immature)
2 Pomarine Jaegers
None
200 Wilson’s Storm petrels
~150 Cory’s Shearwaters
~100 Greater Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
2 Northern Gannets

Click here for pelagic bird photos from today's trip
400 Cory's Shearwaters
200 Greater Shearwaters
150 Wilson's Storm Petrels
150 Wilson’s Storm petrels
100 Cory’s Shearwaters
50 Greater Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
5 Manx Shearwaters
Cory's Shearwater - 113
Great Shearwater - 270
Sooty Shearwater - 13
Manx Shearwater - 1
Wilson's Storm-Petrel - 410
Northern Gannet - 4
(bird counts by Angus Wilson)
200 Cory's Shearwaters
200 Greater Shearwaters
5 Sooty Shearwaters
100 Wilson's Storm Petrels
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
50 Greater Shearwaters
100 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Immature Northern Gannet
3 Fin whales
(no photos)
200 Cory's Shearwaters
200 Greater Shearwaters
500 Wilson's Storm Petrels
1 Sooty Shearwater
1 Manx Shearwater
1 Mature Northern Gannet
1 Parasitic Jaeger
500 Wilson's Storm Petrels
200 Greater Shearwaters
200 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
2 Immature Northern Gannet
6 fin whales

100+ bottlenose dolphins (inshore morphotype)
250 Wilson's Storm Petrels, 250 Greater Shearwaters, 300 Cory's Shearwaters, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Immature Gannet.
300 Wilson's Storm Petrels 500 Greater Shearwaters 300 Cory's Shearwaters
1 Immature Northern Gannet

Yellowfin tuna (hundreds)
Herring (thousands)

96 Greater Shearwaters
67 Cory’s Shearwaters
2 Sooty Shearwaters
169 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
2 Black Terns
2 Parasitic Jaegers
(bird counts courtesy of Shaibal Mitra).

Yellowfin tuna
Herring
1 fin whale
1 Pomarine Jaeger,
150 Wilsons Storm Petrels
50 Cory's Shearwaters
15 Greater Shearwaters
No cetaceans
1 Blue shark
1 Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle
200 Wilson’s Storm Petrels
50 Cory’s Shearwaters
50 Greater Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
3 Northern Gannets
1 Basking Shark
150 Wilsons Storm Petrels
25 Cory’s Shearwaters
10 Greater Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
2 Northern Gannets
1 Basking shark
200 Wilson’s Storm Petrels 200 Greater Shearwaters
60 Cory’s Shearwaters
75 Cory's Shearwaters
3 Greater Shearwaters
1 Manx Shearwater
5 Red Phalaropes
200 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2 Blue Sharks
none
1 blue shark
20 Cory's Shearwaters
20 Greater Shearwaters
70 Wilson's storm petrels
none
1 Basking Shark
12 Cory's Shearwaters 1 Greater Shearwater 60 Wilson's Storm Petrels
2 fin whales
1 minke whale
80-100 bottlenose dolphin


no photos
no counts were taken

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