Monthly Membership Meetings

Second Tuesday of the Month, September Through May

TIME: 7:30 P.M.

PLACE: Freeport Memorial Library

144 W. Merrick Rd.

(at S. Ocean Ave.)


DATE: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
SPEAKER: Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph.D.
TOPIC: Marine Mammals of Long Island

We’re delaying our annual members’ night meeting until February in favor of a slide- and video-based overview of the marine mammals of Long Island, particularly the cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises).

Dr. Artie Kopelman’s research interests include the population dynamics and feeding ecology of the fin and humpback whales of New York and New England, and the population dynamics of the pinnipeds (seals) of NY. Through the use of photos, he has been examining the site fidelity of harbor seals at Cupsogue Beach Park in Westhampton Beach since 2006. He received his Ph.D. in biology from The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Dr. Kopelman is a Professor of Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of NY; in 2010, he was appointed a Distinguished Service Professor by the State University of New York Board of Trustees. Dr. Kopelman is also the president, co-founder, and webmaster of the Coastal Research and Educational Society of Long Island (CRESLI; Join us!

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