Coast Guard Aids Whale in New York Harbor

April 9, 2009 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

A whale discovered in New York Harbor may be the same one spotted near Queens on Wednesday.  
Petty Officer 3rd Class Annie Berlin says the 15 to 20 foot whale — possibly a humpback — was near the Verrazano Bridge on Thursday.
The Coast Guard set up a safety zone to protect it from boats — and vice versa.
NYPD marine units said there were efforts to direct it into open water. Police said it did not appear to be in distress.
A team from Long Island’s Riverhead Foundation hoped to examine the animal and determine what, if anything, it needs.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it’s not unusual for whales to be in the area at this time of year. But they’re usually not this close to shore.

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