Whales, Seals, Oh My...
(originally published in 2019)
This summer has been packed full of wildlife sightings! A family of swans has been growing up right in front of our eyes these past couple of months. We feel as we've stepped back into a childhood story, about the ugly duckling.
In the past few weeks there have been some amazing whale sightings about a mile off shore. They've mainly been staying on the shore shore of Montauk, but we hope to see them from the boats soon. Biologists attribute the increased sightings to federal regulations that better protect marine life, cleaner local waterways, and the restoration of menhaden, a fish in the herring family that is an essential part of the whale's diet. Check out Newsday Long Islands article about them. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/whale-sightings-long-island-waters-1.33010081
A seal sighting has been a great surprise these past few weeks on multiple charters. We usually don't see seals this time of year due to the warmer waters, but there has been one curious seal spending his time popping up and saying hi on our charters.
The end of July/beginning of August we start to see dolphins in Block Island Sound, so be sure to keep an eye out!