Sunday July 23rd, 2017 off Montauk
We didn’t have to go far to find our first whale- right at the edge of town, shortly after turning west at the Lighthouse. It was a large, active humpback. Tail throws, flipper slapping and rolling over tail throws! There was lots of action as it fed on some bunker. Bunker was everywhere and we found 3 other humpback whales over the course of the next few hours from Gurney’s to a few miles off of Ditch Plains. Our last humpback whale was one we had seen 6 nautical miles further south one week earlier. There were more humpbacks seen breaching off in the distance, but we were unable to spend the time getting to them, There’s always next week.
10 WILSON’S STORM PETRELS
20 CORY’S SHEARWATERS
1 GREAT SHEARWATER
We sail every Sunday, weather permitting, until September 3, 2017, leaving the Viking Landing at 9:30 AM and returning at 3:30 PM. Go to the Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island (CRESLI) website for information, reports, links for reservations and more.