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Seal Cruise

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please note, this event is for registered for Nature Initiative members only. To learn more about our youth program, click here.


Did you know that our waters are home to 5 species of seals? Well that is vacation homes since they are migratory, our winters feels like summer to them! We are inviting you to a very special experience of viewing these seals up close from a research vessel on Shinnecock Bay. This will be led by biologists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society who will be on board photographing these marine mammals, recording species distribution data, as well as teaching us all about the different species of seals in our waters, their behaviors and how we can help conserve them. You will also have the pleasure of seeing these animals in their natural environment.

There are limited spots so sign ups will be on a first come, first serve basis. Avalon has provided the funds for our student volunteers to join us on the cruise, however since this is a long drive we would like to invite families to join us on this event as well. If parents/siblings/friends are interested in joining us, please visit the AMSEAS website to book your ticket:

If anyone is interested in carpooling, please email Kayla after she confirms your registration for this event.

We will be meeting at the Stony Brook Marine Station in Southampton.


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Photo retrieved from AMSEAS


What to bring/further instructions:

  • Please wear at least 3 layers: base layer, middle (insulating) layer, and an outer layer/jacket (there is no indoor area on the vessel so please dress accordingly for being on the water)
  • Warm winter boots with thick socks
  • Winter hat/gloves/sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars (I have extra)


February 11
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Nature Initiative


Stony Brook Marine Station
8 Little Neck Rd
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
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