Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island
Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island

Research Programs

FIN WHALE STUDIES: Long term photo-identification for population, distribution and behavioral studies. Data are shared with the Fin Whale Consortium, a consortium of researchers analyzing Fin whale populations in the Northern Atlantic.

GREAT SOUTH CHANNEL HUMPBACK WHALE STUDIES: Long term photo-identification for population, distribution and behavioral studies of humpback whales in the Great South Channel. Data are shared with the North Atlantic Humpback Whale Catalogue, and the Gulf of Maine Humpback Group, a consortium of researchers analyzing humpback whale populations in the Gulf of Maine and elsewhere in the North Atlantic.

SPECIES COMPOSITION AND DISTRIBUTION IN THE NEW YORK BIGHT: an ongoing project to determine the diversity of cetaceans which utilize this region. While CRESLI works in the Eastern NY Bight, we've teamed up with colleagues at Gotham Whale, Wild Conservation Society, and others, to develop models for the entire NY Bight

HARBOR AND GREY SEAL STUDIES: Long term photo-identification of harbor and grey seals at Cupsogue Beach and elsewhere for population, distribution studies.