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Seal Walk at Crane Neck Beach (February)

February 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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

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 (AMSEAS) 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 will be meeting at a local private beach in Old Field this time to do our seal survey and pick up marine debris. At the end of the season, our data will be available for AMSEAS to compare/contrast species distribution at various sites across Long Island.



Please keep in mind that the temperatures will be significantly lower on the beach so please dress accordingly and wear comfortable sneakers/waterproof boots for walking (i.e. rain boots).

What to Bring/Further Instructions:

  • Extra layers- hat, gloves, thick socks
  • Backpack or bag to hold extra layers
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Water bottle
  • Binoculars (I will have extra)


February 25
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Event Category:


Nature Initiative


Crane Neck Beach
Beach Path E
Old Field, NY 11733 United States
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