Call them Ishmael?
Whales were caught on camera near the South Shore of Long Island, dining off the eels and floating about approximately a half mile off the coast in the Moriches Inlet.
According to the man who shot the video that has since gone viral on social media - there were approximately a dozen whales in the area at the time. A second video captured by a different boater, found whales near a boat in the Shinnecock Inlet, approximately 30 miles off the coast.
In Shinnecock, the boaters reportedly were tuna fishing around noon on Monday when they spotted the whales. They observed them for approximately a half hour before they approached their boat to get up close and personal, bumping the vessel in the process.
Humpbacks live in oceans around the world and travel major distances every year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They have one of the longest migrations of any mammal on the planet, with some swimming 5,000 miles from their tropical breeding grounds to colder feeding grounds.
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