VIDEO: Humpback whale breaches close to boat off New Jersey

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Passengers on a boat in New Jersey were taken by surprise when a playful whale breached extremely close to the boat as the passengers were filming. (WPVI)

Amazing video of a humpback whale made quite the splash for some boaters

You can see the massive whale breaching the water, just feet from a boat. The encounter happened off the New Jersey coast on Thursday.

The unforgettable close encounter left the boaters awestruck but not at a loss for words.

"I didn't know if I pressed the record button, and I was like 'this better be recording,'" said Paul Ziolkowski, one of the witnesses.

A humpback whale weighs, on average, about 40 tons.
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