Global Environmental Health Improves With Help from Telecom. Humpback whales left New York Bay hundreds of years ago. In 2011, there were five reported whale sightings. In 2017 people have spotted more than a hundred. The theories for the whales’ return range from cleaner water to a general bounce in population. The humpback whale story is part of a larger, decades long trend of a rebounding environment through out the world. New Jersey is overrun by bears and deer….