VIDEO: Whale surfaces along Kure Beach coast

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KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A rare moment was captured along our coast this weekend.

Nikki Weimer was boating just north Kure Beach Pier when a whale appeared. That’s when she starting recording.

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Surrounded by dolphins, the sea creature surfaced multiple times.

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher says they could not definitively identify the species, however they believe it may be a humpback.

“Our coastal waters are on the spring and fall migratory path for many different whale species including humpbacks and the endangered North Atlantic right whales,” the aquarium wrote to WWAY.