By Mike Busch
Dr. Kopelman is the on board naturalist, providing a wealth if information during the cruise.
Conditions were great with clear skies and a brisk wind out of the Northwest.
We pulled out of Montauk on the Viking Superstar at 1:00 p.m. and steamed past Gardiners Island and stopped at three Seal colonies: Plum Island, Great Gull Island, and Little Gull Island.
Plum Island had a big group of Harbor Seals hauled out on the rocks.
On the short ride between Plum Island and Great Gull Island we passed a young Atlantic Grey Seal in open water.
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