Today is turning out to be very maritime oriented: A humpback whale has been spotted swimming under the Verrazano Bridge in the New York Harbor. This is kinda cool, and also kinda worrying.

WNBC has been showing the footage of the whale, which apparently almost beached itself on Rockaway Beach yesterday. Last fall, scientists working for the state of New York heard the calls of the endangered humpbacks in the harbor for the first time and were concerned because busy shipping channels are not the safest place for large whales to swim.