New Bedford, MA 02740
Join the Lloyd Center for the Environment to observe overwintering marine wildlife, most notably seals of the Northeast region!
A small sandbar called “Gull Island” is situated along the Elizabeth Island chain between Cuttyhunk and Penikese. Seals haul-out at low tide and numbers are at their peak in February. Harbor, grey, and harp seals may be present, and Lloyd Center staff will provide commentary about these fascinating creatures. Views of wintering waterbirds on the boat ride out and at Gull Island can also be expected.
After seal viewing, the boat docks at Cuttyhunk for lunchtime and an opportunity to set foot on the island. At this point, participants are free to venture through town to the lookout, gaining a feel for the unique landscape and enjoying a panoramic view of surrounding waters. Beachcombers may join our staff member on a nature walk along the shore. In addition to learning about some unique marine wildlife, attendees will hopefully leave with a new appreciation for Buzzards Bay.
Please arrive no later than 9:45 am for check-in; boat leaves 10:00 am sharp.
Pre-registration required by 3:00 pm, Thursday, February 28th. Price includes lunch served on board and a packet of background materials.
Cost: $43 Lloyd Center members, $53 nonmembers; $20 children