Image Gallery: Whale Spotted Off the Beach in Ocean City

first_imgOcean City’s Daniel Maimone captured these images of a whale surfacing near the beach in Ocean City on Saturday and Sunday.A humpback whale close to the beach at 56th Street on Sunday. Credit: Daniel Maimone“They were feeding really close to the shore today,” Maimone said on Saturday. “These shots were taken from 46th Street to Corson’s Inlet.”The whale is likely a humpback — a species not uncommon to New Jersey waters, but rarely seen so close to shore.Maimone said there possibly could have been two whales and that they were not in distress. He said they were back at the same spot on Sunday morning. The whale or whales were probably feeding on bait fish close to the shore.John Cahoon, whose family owns property at the south end, captured this video at 54th Street on Sunday: Monday morning, fishermen were following a flock of gulls feeding on bait fish, but there was no sign at that time of whales. A whale surfaces off the beach at 56th Street in Ocean City, NJ, at sunset on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015.  Credit: Daniel Maimone A whale surfaces off the beach at the southern end of Ocean City on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Credit: Daniel Maimonelast_img read more