Breaching whale jumps out of ocean and lands on top of a Massachusetts fishing boat

No reported injuries after a whale jumps out of water and lands on fishing boat in Massachusetts

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A breaching whale crashed into a fishing boat in Massachusetts on Sunday in shocking footage posted to social media.

Video shows a boat anchored off of White Horse Beach in Plymouth, Massachusetts, when a large whale breaches the water and crashes onto the boat's bow.

Passengers all appeared to be at the stern of the boat, and there were no reported injuries from the incident.

"The whales are sending a clear message," the original post of the video read.

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Instances of whales jumping onto ships are rare but not unheard of. Researchers say most instances occur with juvenile whales.