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Sandbar Sharks, The Mysterious Feeder Aug 15, 17 9:14 AM

East End ocean beachgoers have been treated to some spectacular marine wildlife sightings this summer, all revolving around—and... more

Whale Sightings Aug 8, 17 10:42 AM

I don’t recall hearing so many reports of whale and dolphin sightings from shorebound beachgoers as there were this... more

The Mysterious Newt Aug 1, 17 11:46 AM

The recently published book titled “The Amphibians and Reptiles of New York State” states that the eastern newt... more

Bunker: Food For Ocean Dwellers Jul 25, 17 9:15 AM

Extensive schools of bunker, or menhaden, have been reported along our ocean beaches and inner bays this summer, making this... more

Cottontail Rabbits And Their Nests Jul 18, 17 11:24 AM

Adriana Pariz of Southampton reported the most interesting wildlife sighting of the week: a cottontail rabbit had constructed... more

July Sightings Jul 11, 17 9:54 AM

After a particularly cool, damp and windy June, we finally got some classic summer beach weather last week. The ocean beaches... more

The Great Shearwater Jul 5, 17 10:15 AM

Sometime in mid-June, while setting up the lifeguard tower at East Hampton Village’s Main Beach, I noticed two “tubenose”... more

June Sightings Jun 27, 17 10:57 AM

Topping the list of sightings reported to me over the month of June were those of turtles, and the majority of those were... more

Our Owl-Like Hawk Jun 20, 17 12:34 PM

While on a beach run in East Hampton Village recently, I caught sight of a large bird carcass in the wrack line. Although... more

Encounters With New York's Official State Reptile Jun 13, 17 9:02 AM

While kayaking one of the shallow coves in Mecox Bay just after sunset, I heard a loud series of splashes and turned to investigate.... more
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