Humpback Whales Spotted Breaching Off North Carolina Coast

A humpback whale was seen breaching the waters in front of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse at Carteret County, North Carolina, on January 11.

Video recorded by Jan Tugwell shows whales splashing nearby.

Tugwell told Storyful that she and her friend found “2, possibly 3 humpback whales ‘playing’” while boating around the area that day.

“We kept our distance and watched for almost 90 minutes as they traveled back and forth directly in front of the lighthouse,” Tugwell added. Credit: Jan Tugwell via Storyful

Video transcript

- It's not a big deal. You only see him jump twice. There he is. Oh my gosh. It's not a big deal. You only see him jump twice. There he is. Oh my gosh.