Much as life on earth, golf first emerged from the sea, taking root on sandy deltas and shorelines, what golfers now call linksland, where it remained for generations before moving inland. As the game moved closer to population centers, those who staked out golf holes sought sandy soil whenever possible, for good reason: Sand would sprout springy turf, which bounced the golf ball and quickly drained after heavy rain.
We have a cheer today for the Norwalk Hour , which is right in our backyard in Connecticut, for printing an article that urges boaters to use safety around beluga whales since a pod of three juvenile beluga whales entered the Long Island Sound last week. Extremely rare for the Sound, the whales have been spotted repeatedly over the last week, most recently directly south of Stamford in Oyster Bay, Long Island, the article says.
A trio of beluga whales paid a rare visit to Long Island yesterday as they cavorted in Long Island Sound and checked out boaters and dock crew workers in the north shore waters of Manhasset Bay. Described as a male and two females, the whales all seemed to be juveniles, about 8-feet long according to Mendy Garron, the north east mammal stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , who added that they most likely came from the St. Lawrence.
The Animal Rescue Program at the Mystic Aquarium is where stranded animals are taken to be fed and cared for. They have been tracking three beluga whales since they were cited on Mother's Day in Narragansett Bay.
Beluga whales were sighted in a rare appearance off the shores of Long Island, on May 22, 2015, authorities said. Three of them, all white, had a "close encounter" with one North Hempstead Town official.