- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

NAHANT, Mass. (AP) - The harbormaster for Nahant says a North Atlantic right whale was spotted swimming off the coast of the northeast Massachusetts town.

New England Aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse tells The Boston Globe (https://bit.ly/23ZbLXC ) that the whale most likely made its way to Nahant from Cape Cod Bay, a popular spot for right whales to feed on plankton in April.

LaCasse says right whales are the most endangered species of large whales in the Atlantic. There are only about 500 in the world.

Harbormaster Robert Tibbo says the whale was first seen swimming along the eastern shore between Nahant and Swampscott around noon on Tuesday.

LaCasse called the sighting “unusual but not unheard of” for the area, although the whale’s close proximity to the coast was considered particularly rare.

___

Information from: The Boston Globe, https://www.bostonglobe.com


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide