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Seals of Long Island

January 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a lunchtime talk with Dr. Arthur Kopelman on the seals of Long Island, including harbor, grey, harp, hooded, and ringed seals, and the role they play in our local ecosystem. Format includes a 30-minute presentation followed by audience Q&A.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Arthur Kopelman is a population ecologist whose research interests, since 1987 include the population dynamics and feeding ecology of fin and humpback whales of New York and New England; and since 1995, the population dynamics of harbor, grey, harp and hooded seals of NY. He received his Ph.D. in Biology in 1982 from The Graduate School and University Center of CUNY. Dr. Kopelman was recently honored with an appointment as Professor Emeritus of Science SUNY/FIT, and is also a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus.

He is also a co-founder, president, chief scientist, and webmaster of the Coastal Research and Educational Society of Long Island (CRESLI) where he examines the site fidelity of harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach Park in Westhampton Beach, NY, since 2006. Dr. Kopelman is also a distinguished board member of Save the Great South Bay heading up the Education and Outreach Committee.


January 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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