Whale spotted in Hudson River for third time with a week

Whale spotted in Hudson River for third time with a week

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Coast Guard and local authorities have issue alerts to boaters to slow down and watch out for whales after a humpback whale was spotted in Hudson River for third time within a week.

The massive humpback whale was seen in the river near the George Washington Bridge last Friday afternoon. The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police confirmed that a whale was spotted at a location that marked the farthest north site for the species to be seen in recent history.

Several people on the bridge saw the whale blowing water into the air and breaching near pier 88. The huge marine creature stopped breaching the waters at around 4:45 p.m.

Michael Moss, a 36-year-old resident of Weehawken, New Jersey, who watched the whale, said, “It was breaching every two or three minutes for about an hour this afternoon. It was surreal. We have binoculars, so we looked over by Pier 88, Pier 90, and it was right outside the pier there.”

Previously, a whale was spotted near the Statue of Liberty on Wednesday. Gotham Whale, a nonprofit organization, has catalogued as many as one hundred whale sightings in the NYC area so far this year. The whales were usually spotted along the N.J. shoreline and Rockaway Beach.



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