Nightly News   |  October 25, 2011

Blue whale gets up close and personal

Passengers on a whale watching boat ride got more than they probably bargained for when a blue whale passed close to their glass-bottom boat.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: Take a look at this from Southern California . Being on a whale-watching boat ride is one thing, but then having a blue whale surface this close to the vessel is another. People shrieked and freaked out. It passed very close to the glass-bottom boat, then came back for a second pass just in case anyone missed the money shot the first time.