Each winter, seals are hauling out onto Long Island’s shores and rocky beaches as part of their migratory routes. For some species, our winters are their summers! Field biologists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) work to take survey data based on observations of these animals. They rely on volunteer efforts to gain more insight into patterns and trends. Come join us to learn more about seals, and the procedures of recording counts, species, behavior and other relevant observations.
Last year we spotted a handful of animals at this location. Although there isn’t necessarily a guarantee to see seals in the wild, we will certainly try and pick up marine debris along the way that could be adversely affecting the habitat of these animals.
We need 8-10 volunteers.
What you’ll need:
- Warm layers (hats/gloves/etc.) – expect much colder weather on the beach!
- Boots or sneakers comfortable for walking on sand
- Water bottle (or backpack to keep water and extra layers in)
- Binoculars if you have one (we will have extra)
Parents are welcome to stay and join us on the walk since this site is a farther drive!