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Humpback Whale Spotted Near New Rochelle In Long Island Sound

A humpback whale was spotted Thursday in the Long Island Sound off of New Rochelle.
A humpback whale was spotted Thursday in the Long Island Sound off of New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – A humpback whale was spotted Thursday in the Long Island Sound, the first such sighting in nearly a year, according to lohud.com.

The whale, first spotted by fishermen around 1:30 p.m. Thursday between the New Rochelle shore and Execution Rocks Light, drew a number of spectators to the area, according to lohud.com, which reported the animal breached for air several times as it fed.

Later, the U.S. Coast Guard warned boaters to keep their distance from the whale, according to lohud.com, which reported experts anticipate better tracking of whales in the coming years as local sightings increase.

Though the Coast Guard had no further details on their warning Friday, a whale was spotted for the second day in a row as it headed east on the Shore toward Connecticut, according to lohud.com.

Click here for the full report from lohud.com .

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