The whale put on a personal show for an NYPD harbor crew near South Beach.
The crew late tweeted video of the whale sighting.
While patrolling the waters in the vicinity of South Beach today in @NYPDstatenIslnd, our #NYPD #Harbor members were visited by this humpback whale who put on an up-close & personal water show 🐳🌊⚓️ #GreatKills @siadvance @NYPDnews @NYPDShea @NYPDChiefofDept pic.twitter.com/nCQs3aNQS6
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) July 1, 2020
Humpback whales are fairly common in the waters around New York, according to the New York City Department of Environmental Conservation.