Local captain spots humpback whale off of Stuart
Stuart,Fla- A humpback whale was spotted off of Stuart. Captain Mike Murray of Mattanza fishing charters out of Pirates Cove Resort and Marina saw the whale on Sunday during a fishing charter to Eight Mile Reef.
Captain Murray said that the number of whales in our waters has increased over the past few years. This is possibly because of increasing bait populations.
Humpback whales are protected, and boaters must stay at least 100 yards away from them at all times.