By Mike Busch
Humpback Whales were active in the waters off Long Island this weekend with video and images coming in from Moriches, Long Beach, and off the Rockaways.
Local fisherman Jimmy Romano was fishing just outside of Moriches Inlet Saturday morning and witnessed a young Humpback Whale aggressively tail-slapping around a big pod of bunker.
According to Artie, Humpbacks are very surface-active whales- breaching, spy-hopping, flipper-slapping and tail-slapping. Tail-slapping can be used to corral and concentrate bait or also for communication.
You don’t need a boat to catch the action, Lisa Nadler-Reischer photographed another breaching Humpback right off the Long Beach boardwalk on Friday.
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