SEBASTIAN INLET, Fla (WOFL FOX 35) - Just after noon on Tuesday, FOX35 reporter Dana Jay tweeted that the mother whale and her calf left the Sebastian Inlet and returned to the ocean.
The arrival of the giant mammals drew quite the crowd on Monday and Tuesday as observers rushed to catch a glimpse of the endangered right whales in Brevard County.
Fish and Wildlife Officer Leonard Salberg says this is not a common sight. “Very unusual. This is the first time I’ve ever seen a whale come into the inlet, this type of whale, a right whale, come into an inlet.”
While reporting live from the scene Tuesday morning Dana Jay and the FOX35 crew got visual confirmation live on the air of the whales still in the Sebastian Inlet. As the day carried on the crowd began to build before the pair made their way back to the sea.