For The First Time In A Century, Humpback Whales Have Returned To New York City

For the first time in a century, humpback whales have returned to the New York harbor.

And not just occasionally, either. They’re coming in enough numbers that a tour group can reliably take tourists out to see them.

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Credit: Artie Raslich/Gotham Whale

Paul Sieswerda is the founder of Gotham Whale, a company that conducts whale tours and monitors the presence of whales, seals, and dolphins in New York City.

Sieswerda says the whales are coming to NYC to feed before migrating south to Caribbean waters for the winter.

“Because of the improvement of the water quality, algae and zooplankton have…

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