2020 is full of surprises.
The humpback whale making its way through the Saint Lawrence River has been the talk of the town for the past 24 hours. With good reason of course, as this isn’t something us city go-ers see every day. And now, there’s footage of the whale spotted from the Old Port of Montreal.
For the lucky ones who happened to be strolling through this part of the city during the afternoon on Saturday, May 31, they may have just caught a glimpse of it jumping right out of the water.
Earlier that morning, the Groupe de recherche et d’éducation sur les mammifères marins (GREMM) confirmed that the humpback whale had indeed swam past Montreal.
“As of May 30, it was entering the Montreal area. It spent a good part of the day off the Old Port Quay,” GREMM reported.
In good news, the animal is said to have no obvious injuries.
If you’re an animal lover or just love getting to see rare sightings, you’ll be happy to know many people managed to document some of the whale’s appearances, which we’ve shared with you below.
In one video shared with MTL Blog, thanks to Emon Dhar, you see rides from LaRonde and the Jacques Cartier bridge in the background.
Along with this scenery, you see the humpback whale jumping out of the water.
Another person who shared their whale spotting with MTL Blog, Daniel Ghannoum, said they got to see it jump out of the water from their window.
Not your everyday spotting, to say the least.
Some people got some amazing photos of the whale doing his thing next to the Old Port.
The whale made a big debut on Twitter also.
This occurrence seems to have left Montrealers extra shocked at 2020 in general…
A humpback whale just swimming past the city? An iconic moment.
If you happen to have spotted the whale, the Réseau québécois d’urgences pour les mammifères marins (RQUMM) is asking that you contact 1-877-722-5346 to discuss your experience.