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Sun July 2 – Whale Watching

2 species of dolphins and tons of pelagic birds!
Our first 2023 whale watch was on a windy and bouncy day. We had reports of whales and dolphins in the area. Shortly after passing Montauk Light we found our first group of about 60 bottlenose dolphins, stayed with them for a while. We headed further east to look for whales, then south, then west, then north. We found a small group of short-beaked common dolphins that briefly rode our bow wake. Eventually we found another 60 bottlenose traveling at incredible speed past us heading to where we’d soon tons of bait at the thermocline. Hundreds of shearwaters and storm petrels close to Montauk. It was a  good trip and we’re hoping to find more on Wednesday!!

120 Inshore bottlenose dolphins
10 Short-beaked common dolphins
490 Great shearwaters
2 Sooty shearwaters
2 Manx shearwaters
82 Wilson’s storm petrels

Photos available at

a dolphin jumping out of the water a bird flying over a body of water