Humpback whale spotted in St. Marys this weekend

Follow That Dream catamaran spots humpback whale in the St. Mary's Channel. (Bud Brasier, Copyright 2019)

ST. MARYS, Ga. – A humpback whale was spotted in Georgia over the weekend.

Captain Bud Brasier told News4JAX he spotted the humpback whale in the St. Mary’s Channel, just east of Fort Clinch, on Saturday, Jan. 7 around 11 a.m.

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We were out sailing on our catamaran — Follow That Dream — in the channel when a whale near our boat put on quite a display and show for us! We captured over 100 pictures,” Brasier said.

On Tuesday, the Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources announced four more right whale calves were spotted bringing the total to nine for the new year.

Click here to read more about the right whale calves spotted so far this season.

Photo: Captain Bud Brasier (Copyright 2019)