Dolphin Dies After Getting Stranded In Gowanus Canal

This poor creature shared a similar fate with that of the whale that washed ashore in Queens last month. We’re lately seeing more and more of these unfortunate occurrences in and around the NYC area.

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The dolphin that appeared to have lost its way and became stranded in the Gowanus Canal died early Friday evening.

The wayward animal stopped moving shortly after 5:30 p.m. after getting wedged between a rock and a pillar below the Union Street Bridge, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.

Witnesses said they saw the dolphin flop around and struggle and hit its head against a pillar before it stopped moving and began floating.

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The NYPD Harbor and Emergency Service Units were on the scene along with marine mammal experts from the Riverhead Foundation. As Brooklynites gathered around, the dolphin stayed in one spot bobbing its head above the surface rhythmically before it eventually died.

“The fact that it’s here by itself in this polluted water tells me it was in…

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