Sightings increase as whales make migration

LAVALLETTE, N.J. (NBC/WCAU) — Increased whale sightings are happening on the East Coast.

A humpback whale was spotted close to the New Jersey coastline, while another made quite a splash near Mantaloking.

And a ferry crewmember got video of a humpback whale in the Delaware Bay last week.

It’s that time of year when the whales are migrating from the Caribbean to Canada, and some local whale-watching operators say they’re seeing more of the majestic mammals closer to shore than normal — possibly due to an influx of fish that the whales eat. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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