Endangered whale spotted swimming with calf in rare footage

A rare sighting was captured in the Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts showing a North Atlantic right whale and her calf swimming side by side. 

The pair was seen March 27. 

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution posted footage of the moment.  It showed a right whale called Spindle feeding and swimming with her calf.

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The NOAA Fisheries says the critically-endangered species usually travels the New England coast in the spring. 

A fourth of the total population was spotted off the coast of Cape Cod last month, the Boston Globe reported.

Storyful contributed to this report. This story was reported from Los Angeles.