Breaching whale lands on nearby boat in Mass.

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A shocking surprise for whale watchers in the historic Massachusetts town of Plymouth.A humpback whale has breached and landed on the bow of a small boat, surprising those who saw the massive creature slam the 19-foot vessel.Town officials say the boat operator reported no injuries and no major damage that affected the seaworthiness of the vessel following the Sunday morning incident.Humpback whales can grow up to 62-feet long and weight up to 53 tons.They are popular with whale watchers because of their acrobatic displays – including spectacular breachings capable of launching their school bus-sized bodies entirely out of the water and slapping the surface with their pectoral fins or tails.

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