so i went to spring lake, nj, today to celebrate fathers day with the fam, and there were no waves so my brother and i are spongin' it up, and BAM. a whale breaches about one hundred yards off the beach. this thing was huge, probably about 35 feet, completely dwarfing every vessel around it. this was one of a few whales that comprise a pod which has been scouring the central nj coast for about the past week. the whales have been following an absolutely massive school of bunker (menhaden), i would say at least 500 yards by 500 yards, i am talking millions of fish. the sight of this animal was absolutely awe-inspiring. i am just 16 and i dont know if ill ever see such a thing again. i think this is a testimony to the constantly improving water quality and marine environment of new jersey. i was wondering if anyone else had an encounter of any sort with these whales recently, and if so i would love to hear it. on a side note, these bunker aren't only attracting whales and the typical bluefish-striper combo, thresher sharks have been enjoying the feast themselves. a friend who runs a fishing charter caught a 177-pounder off of belmar. just goes to show that they really arent out to get you..