Beachgoers in Seaside Park and South Seaside Park enjoyed more than just the sun, surf and sand Tuesday.
A whale and dolphins put on a show just offshore late morning, according to JSHN contributors.
Stefanie Gullo was fortunate enough to capture an image of the whale breaching off Seaside Park.
Just down the beach in South Seaside Park, Morgan Nemes said the whale was joined by a pod of dolphins.
“The whale breached about three times,” she said. “It looked like it was waving.”
Earlier this month, JSHN contributor Matthew Kochek was fishing off Mantoloking and captured dramatic images of a whale breaching as it fed on a school of bunker. He later told NewsWorks his story.
The large mammals may be coming closer to shore because of an increase in food supply as they migrate north, according to to NOAA. Boaters are advised to reduce their speed and keep distance.