On December 30, 2012 a humpback whale nearly swam ashore in Carolina Beach.
We typically get several whale sightings every year during the winter months and most of them occur father out to sea. But this whale sighting is quite surprising as the whale appears to be just a sand's throw from the shoreline.
The video was posted on Youtube New Year's Eve by Gregasaurus80. It appears that it was shot with a camera phone as the quality is pretty rough. The video is only 15 seconds and the whale appears at the 10 second mark. Enjoy! (click here for previous whale sightings)