NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some whales were spotted off the Rockaways Friday morning.

The whales were spotted in the water off Beach 130th Street in Belle Harbor.

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Chopper 2 was able to get some video of the whales as they surfaced for air.

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There have been several whale sightings in the Tri-State Area recently. Back in August, a mother and daughter had a close encounter with a 24-foot whale off the Jersey Shore. Whales have also been returning to the Long Island sound.