https:\/\/youtu.be\/k4EkN0WhnkE (Video courtesy of Sandy Oku\/Michael Occhineri) Video of what appears to be a whale has garnered considerable attention on the Facebook page \u201cYou Know You Live in Milford, Ct. If \u2026 .\u201d Michael Occhineri, a local fisherman, shot the video while out fishing early in the morning with a friend Monday, Nov. 19, off of Welchs Point in Milford. They were aboard a 20-foot Florida flats boat when they spotted several large creatures swimming in the water in the distance, according to Occhineri\u2019s wife, Sandy Oku. At one point, two of what may have been whales surfaced enough for Occhineri and his friend to get a look at them, then Occhineri started recording video. What he captured was one of the whales, about seven or eight feet long, swimming slowly toward his boat, and then turning and swimming away. Oku later posted her husband\u2019s video on the Milford Facebook page, and she got lots of responses to her question about what the creature might be. \u201cA pilot whale,\u201d Don Basher responded. \u201cI was a commercial fisherman and lobstered the Sound, they come into the Sound every now and then.\u201d \u201cThat\u2019s a pilot whale. I\u2019d be willing to put all my money on it,\u201d Greg Thornhill agreed. \u201cThey are in the same scientific family classification as a dolphin and an orca. They are smaller than an orca, closer in size to a dolphin, usually bigger. All black. This animal has the dorsal fin and blow hole in this video.\u201d \u201cThis is certainly no seal or sea lion or shark,\u201d Drew Dunes posted. \u201cIt\u2019s clearly a mammal with a blowhole, but definitely not a dolphin or porpoise. It\u2019s most definitely a small or young whale, and very likely a pilot whale.\u201d Dave Sigworth, spokesman for the Maritime Aquarium, looked at the video, as did others at the aquarium, and speculated that it is a long-finned pilot whale. \u201cIt\u2019s a shaky video so no guarantee, but consensus seems to be a pilot whale, which is a very rare guest in the Sound,\u201d said Sigworth. \u201cRare as in ... we can\u2019t quickly say even when the last sighting was. \u201cIt\u2019s clearly a cetacean of some kind,\u201d Sigworth added. \u201cPilot whale or not, whatever it is, its presence is perhaps \u2014 stressing perhaps \u2014 yet another indication that the Sound is getting healthier and full of baitfish that will attract rare larger species \u2014 like the humpback whale sightings in 2015, \u201816 and \u201817.\u201d Long-finned pilot whales grow to 15 to 20 feet long, \u201cso that would make this one in the video a juvenile,\u201d Sigworth said, \u201cwhich then that would make sense that there were others.\u201d \u00a0 In 2015, Bobby J\u2019s Bait and Tackle in Milford posted a Youtube video on its Facebook page that a customer, Mark Tutino, sent in showing a whale breaching in Milford waters on a Sunday evening in August.Tutino and his friend John Horvack spotted the whale between Welchs Point and Charles Island. They were out fishing for blues and were coming back from the Stratford area, heading toward the Bayview Beach area, when they saw mist from the blowhole, and then the whale breached. Experts at the \u00a0National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration identified it as a humpback whale. Sandy Oku isn\u2019t sure that the whales her husband saw are pilot whales. Since he\u2019s an avid fisherman, when her husband got home he researched whales, Oku said, adding that her husband thought the one that swam up to his boat was either a short-finned pilot whale or a young sperm whale. She sent her video to Mystic Aquarium and said she will post the findings on the Facebook page when she hears back. Oku said her husband has seen many interesting creatures while out fishing locally \u2014 sharks, seals \u2014 but this is the first time he\u2019s captured them on video.