A humpback whale has been hanging out in the Hudson River for the past few days, and a reader spotted it passing by the Upper West Side on Saturday.
Jamie Knox took this photo of the whale at about 70th Street on Saturday at about 4 p.m. Here’s a closer look:
“Hopefully, it’s just chasing fish. There are a lot of fish inside the harbor and up the Hudson River,” Paul Sieswerda of Gotham Whale told the Daily News.
“The whale appeared healthy, and video shows it feeding on schools of menhaden, or bunker fish,” NBC reported.
The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Dept posted the photo below of the whale near the George Washington Bridge.
PIP Marine 3 monitoring a Whale under the GWB. pic.twitter.com/NUCjcQC8w0
— ParkwayPolice (@ParkwayPolice) November 18, 2016
And NBC got video of the whale too: