Reader 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.)
Recreational 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)
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.
A dead humpback whale washed up in Monmouth Beach Monday.
Jay Pagel, a senior field technician with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, tells redbankgreen the presence of the whale was reported to his organization shortly after 9a.
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.