Cuttyhunk Seal Cruise- April 13
Join the Lloyd Center for the Environment for their last Cuttyhunk Seal Cruise of the season on April 13!
Buzzards Bay is an important stopover location for 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.
This program will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00am – 2:30pm. Participants are to meet at the Cuttyhunk Ferry Company parking lot located on the state pier off Route 18 in New Bedford (visit www.cuttyhunkferryco.com for directions). Please arrive no later than 9:45am for check-in; boat leaves at 10:00am sharp.
The cost of the Cuttyhunk Seal Cruise is $43 for Lloyd Center members, $53 for non-members, and $20 for children. Price includes lunch served on the boat and a packet of background materials. The vessel has a cash only snack bar and there is limited shopping available on Cuttyhunk Island. Space is limited to 30.
To register for this event, call the Lloyd Center at 508-990-0505 x23 or simply visit www.lloydcenter.org and register online. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 11, 3pm. If you have specific questions regarding the program, contact Jamie Bogart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-990-0505 ext. 23.