Drone video captures whale feeding near Long Island

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- An Eyewitness News viewer used a drone to shoot video of what appears to be a humpback whale feeding near Long Island on Tuesday. Click on the video player above to see the clip submitted by viewer Jason Belsky.

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According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, spring is the start of feeding season for humpback whales.

They can consume up to 3,000 pounds of food per day.

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During migration, humpbacks stay near the surface of the ocean.

This whale likely spent the winter in the West Indies and could be headed as far north as Greenland.

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