Family Cruise with Audubon Naturalist – Cape Cod

Engage in marine science with Mass Audubon Naturalists on a 2-hour boat cruise aboard Hy-Line’s Sea Swan and discover creatures that live in Cape Cod waters! We’ll use an otter trawl net, fish pots and plankton tow to bring everything from microscopic marine life to glowing Comb jellies to small sharks on board for close up observation. This family oriented cruise will launch from Hyannis, and travel through Lewis Bay, Hyannis Harbor and near shore Nantucket Sound. Cruises depart Thursdays, July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and August 5th and 12th 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Cruises leave from Ocean Street Dock . Preregistration required.  For more information and to register call 508-790-0696, and ask for Mass Audubon’s Aquatic Exploration Cruises

Provincetown Center Hosts Benefit for Seal Studies

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) will host an afternoon seal cruise to support research on local seal populations, Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m. aboard Rip Rider V, from Ryder’s Cove in Chatham, with support from Monomoy Island Ferry. Lisa Sette, seal biologist and director of the PCCS Seal Studies Program, will guide this special two-hour cruise aboard the brand new 40- seat Rip Ryder V.  Guests will cruise around Chatham Harbor, and the seal habitats found there.  The cruise will benefit the PCCS seal research program, which conducts research to better understand Cape Cod’s seal populations.

Advance reservations required; $50 per person; to reserve, contact Jan Young, 508.487.3622, ext. 104; jeyoung@coastalstudies.org.  On the day of the cruise, meet at Stage Harbor Marine, Lake Street, Chatham by 2:30 p.m. for shuttle to Ryder’s Cove.

The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting marine mammals and ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine and beyond, through scientific research, education, public policy initiatives and management strategies.