NEWS

Humpback Whale Spotted In New York City Harbour

11/18/2016 08:55 EST | Updated 11/18/2016 08:55 EST

Lady Liberty was upstaged by another giant in New York City's harbour on Thursday.

A humpback whale swam into the harbour and up to George Washington Bridge. It was visible from the Staten Island Ferry.

The U.S. coast guard broadcast a warning to boaters in the area to steer clear of the marine mammal.

Humpback whales can grow to as long as 16 metres in length. The whales are a rare site in the harbour.

Watch the video above.

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