SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say boaters are being warned about what is believed to be a humpback whale entangled in material in the water off New Jersey.
The Coast Guard says the whale was reported Saturday near Raritan Bay. A Coast Guard rescue boat and a New Jersey state police vessel were sent to enforce a safety zone.READ MORE: Former Aide Accusing Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment Says She Believes Governor Was Propositioning Her For Sex
State police reported at 2:30 p.m. Saturday that the whale had submerged and had not been relocated after 30 minutes of searching.READ MORE: Gov. Lamont Lifts Most COVID Capacity Limits In Connecticut, But Maintains Mask Mandate
The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are asking boaters in the area to keep an eye out for the entangled whale and remember guidelines that include staying 100 yards away from whales.MORE NEWS: 'Isolation Kills, Too': New Jersey Families Beg Governor To Loosen Long-Term Care Facility Visitation Restrictions
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