Whales return to Long Island Sound after long hiatus

In this Sept. 12, 2015 photo provided by Dan Lent, a humpback whale breaches the water in Long Island Sound off the coast of Stamford, Conn. Biologists at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Conn., said whale sightings on the sound this year are the first in more than two decades. Experts said the whales apparently have been attracted by large schools of small fish, and they are imploring boaters to keep their distance. (Dan Lent via AP)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It has been the year of the whale on Long Island Sound, where fishermen and other boaters have reveled in the return of the marine mammals after an apparent two decade-long hiatus.

September 23, 2015 11:06 pm

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