SEA BRIGHT: WHALE OF A DAY AT THE BEACH

sb whale 070515Reader Betsy Lunney photographed a whale feeding in the Atlantic off the Sands Beach Club in Sea Bright Sunday afternoon. Nearby, a reported shark sighting off Driftwood Beach Club prompted police to issue a warning to bathers at about 4:30 p.m., but the warning was cancelled around 8 p.m. with a message that the shark was actually a sunfish. (Photo by Betsy Lunney. Click to enlarge.)

SHREWSBURY RIVER: BELUGA WHALES SIGHTED

shrews river 061712Recreational boats and a New York Water Taxi sharing the Shrewsbury River off Bahrs Landing in 2012. Below, the whales as seen in a photo posted on the Bahrs Marina Facebook page Monday. (Photo above by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

beluga whales 060115Three juvenile Beluga whales were seen in the Shrewsbury River Monday, according to multiple reports.

The Facebook page of Bahrs Marina in Highlands, six hours after first reporting the possible presence of dolphins, “confirmed” the presence of three whales just 50 feet off the marina’s dock shortly after 4 p.m.

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WHALE DOES ANOTHER SEA BRIGHT SWIM-BY

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Children in the surf at the borough’s public beach this morning.

For at least the third time in little more than a week, a whale was sighted off the beach at Sea Bright this morning, witnesses tell redbankgreen.

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WHALE MAKES SEA BRIGHT CAMEO

sb-whale-1The mammal came within 15 feet of the shore, witnesses said. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Smith)

A whale made a rare appearance in the Atlantic Ocean off Sea Bright near sunset Sunday, witnesses said.

The animal spent about half an hour within 50 feet of a north shore beach club, appearing listless and occasionally raising its tail out of the water, they said.

It got as close as 15 feet to the beach, said Stephen Smith, a Middletown resident who shot some photos.

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