Whale breach surprises NYC fishermen near Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Thursday, July 20, 2023
Whale breach surprises NYC fishermen near Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
Anglers fishing on Staten Island near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge last week were surprised be a breaching whale.

STATEN ISLAND (WABC) -- Fishermen catch a majestic sight from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

The men spotted a whale surface near the Staten Island shoreline last week.

The whale breached the surface several times as it feasted on a school of bait fish.

The City's Parks Department said swimming that close to shore is normal behavior for the massive cetaceans who have been visiting the New York harbor for thousands of years.

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