Rescuers managed to nudge a 20-foot long Minke Whale out of shallow waters in South Amboy.

Whale off South Amboy

The whale was spotted near South Amboy on Sunday morning.

Director Bob Schoelkopf of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center tells The Star-Ledger it took firefighters and the Coast Guard nearly four hours to lead the whale into deeper waters.

Schoelkopf says the whale did not appear to be harmed.

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