NOAA/Dolphin Ecology Program

The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation has passed along reports of numerous sightings of coastal bottlenose dolphins in Long Island Sound.

Most recently, the dolphins were spotted in Cold Spring Harbor. Greater than 100 individuals, including adults and calves, have been reported. The Foundation, as well as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), reminds boaters to keep a safe distance if they see these animals. Below are some NOAA guidelines:

NOAA – Offices of Protected Resources

NOAA – Smart Dolphin

The Foundation urges boaters to report any sightings to the Riverhead Foundation Hotline Number: (631-369-09829).

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