This trip at the end of this month looks great, with chances for all manner of interesting sea monsters including Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, Beaked Whales (I think) and White-sided Dolphins. Please come – we need more people!
For the first time in 12 years CRESLI and the Viking Fleet are offering a sperm whale and deep ocean pelagic bird observation trip to the edge of the continental shelf. This trip will target the sperm whale population at Hydrographer Canyon, approximately 140 nautical miles SSE of Montauk Point.
We will be sailing on the 110’ Viking Star and will depart on Friday April 25 at 5pm, and return on Sunday April 27 at 10am. The cost of this trip will be $375 per person. The space is limited to 25 passengers. Excellent food will be available at reasonable prices. Passengers may bring their own food as well. The trips will be led by a seasoned marine mammal biologist and professor. Volunteers from CRESLI will assist in photo-identification spotting and data collection.
· Cetaceans: Humpback, Fin, Minke, Right; Sei, and Pilot whales; Common, Bottlenose, Atlantic White Sided and Risso’s Dolphins; Leatherback, Green and Loggerhead Turtles; Basking, Great White, and Blue Sharks; and other marine life.
· Birds: Cory’s, Greater, Sooty, Manx, and Audubon’s Shearwaters; Wilson’s, Leach’s and White-faced Storm-Petrels; Northern Fulmar; Northern Gannet; Pomarine, and Parasitic Jaegers; South Polar Skua; Dovekies, and other Alcids.
Please go to http://cresli.org/cresli/2014-Hydros.html for information and links to reservation and payment options.