What’s Hot: Humpback whale surprises dad and son in NJ

Zack Piller and his dad were fishing for bass and tuna when suddenly the massive whale breached the surface -- and crashed back into the water right next to them.

News 12 Staff

Oct 17, 2022, 11:32 AM

Updated 584 days ago

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A father and son fishing off the coast of New Jersey almost needed a bigger boat after they had a close encounter with a hungry humpback whale.
Zack Piller and his dad were fishing for bass and tuna when suddenly the massive whale breached the surface -- and crashed back into the water right next to them.
The whale actually tapped their boat causing it to rock back and forth -- but thankfully nobody was hurt.
Juvenile humpback whales have been spotted more frequently along the Jersey Shore in recent years.


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