WATCH: Humpback whales breach next to boat in Truro

TRURO, MASS. (WHDH) - The same weekend two different fishermen came face-to-face with sharks in the waters off Massachusetts, another group wound up on an unexpected whale watching trip.

Shaun Melendy was enjoying the hot weather on Longnook Beach in Truro when he captured video of two humpback whales lunging out of the water Friday, driving up a school of fish.

“I brought my cameras just in case, cause you never know, and happened to capture it,” Melendy said.

The whales breached right next to a passing boat, whose passengers took the opportunity to get some photos of their own.

Whales have been very active off the coast this summer. A whale was captured cruising off the coast of Gloucester last week, feeding on a school of fish, and another humpback was seen swimming through the Cape Cod Canal last Thursday.

Malendy said he’s seen whales in the while before, but it’s always a thrill to spot another one.

“They affect me almost the same, each one, and I just like to respect them and give them their space,” Malendy said.

 

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