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Humpback whale spotted in Boston Harbor


The whale was spotted between Deer Island and Long Island.

Humpback whales recently fed off Plymouth. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

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A humpback whale was seen breaching Boston Harbor on Monday morning.

The whale was spotted between Deer Island and Long Island, and video was captured by Joe Fabiano and Paula Brogna and shared by NBC10 Boston.

It’s far from the only notable whale sighting this summer in Massachusetts. A humpback whale breached and landed on a boat last Sunday in Plymouth, near White Horse Beach. The hunchback, although juvenile, caused damage to the 19ft boat, but did not appear to be injured. A yachtsman nearby captured the incident on video.

The Massachusetts Environmental Police released a statement last Sunday advising boaters “to exercise extreme caution near Plymouth, Massachusetts.” They reported that three juvenile humpback whales had been feeding there for at least a week.

Other experts echoed their advice, with one noting that there should always be at least a 100ft buffer zone.


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