This is the time of year where we will see seals hauling out onto Long Island’s shores and rocky beaches as part of their migratory routes. Biologists from the Atlantic Marine Conservation Association work to take survey data on the seals that they observe. Come down to learn more about seals, and the procedures of recording counts, species, behavior and other relevant observations.
This particular area along the path at Cupsogue is known as a seal haulout spot- there is a large sandbar that these animals seem to enjoy sunbathing on. There isn’t necessarily a guarantee to see seals in the wild, but we will certainly try and pick up marine debris along the way that could be adversely affecting the habitat of these animals.
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:
- Extra layers- hat, gloves, thick socks
- Backpack or bag to hold extra layers
- Water bottle
- Binoculars (please bring if you have them)