Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Awesomest Surprising Fact du Jour XCI

Perhaps New York City should be re-coined:  NYSea.  Get a load of one of its off-shore residents:


It turns out that the waters off Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens (and the rest of Long Island) are teeming with whales.  Blue whales, fin whales, humpback whales, minke whales, sei whales and right whales...they're all out there.

Something to consider the next time you go for a dip at Coney Island, Jones Beach or out at The Pines....

[Source:  National Geographic.]