A whale was spotted in the East River by officers patrolling New York City’s harbor in a police boat.
As New Year’s Eve quickly approaches, the whale seems to want a ‘whale of a good time’ as New York City gets into ‘party mode’.
The unusual tourist’s photo was posted by The New York Police Department’s special operations division’s Twitter account Saturday morning.
Close to Gracie Mansion, where the mayor lives, the giant whale was seen swimming along the shores of Manhattan’s upper East Side. Based on the photos it appears to be a humpback whale.
Another humpback whale was also spotted in the East River last month.
The Coast Guard usually notifies mariners when it spots whales in busy waterways to be safe and “let the whale be the whale.”