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03.13.13 Samer Kalaf

There’s a dolphin in the East River! It’s just chilling there. Let’s hope it doesn’t meet the same fate as the Gowanus Dolphin: Becoming the inspiration for a terrible parody account on Twitter. Get out while you still can, East River Dolphin! If any of you make a parody Twitter account about this dolphin, we […]

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01.25.13 Andy Cush

A dolphin is currently stranded inside Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, one of the most polluted waterways in the country. Witnesses spotted the animal near the Union Street Bridge at around 12:30. It’s unclear how the dolphin got there, but the canal does empty into a series of waterways that eventually reaches the Atlantic Ocean. “It was […]

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09.28.12 Andy Cush

A dolphin that washed up on the beach at Far Rockaway this morning died at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation on Long Island at around 3:15pm, the New York Times is reporting. The dolphin was first seen at around 9:30am, then moved to a truck and driven to the Riverhead Foundation for […]

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03.23.11 Bucky Turco

Nuclear reactors at Fukushima are still way unstable, radiation has contaminated Tokyo’s water supply making it unsafe for babies, and the death toll in Japan continues to rise, but not all is bad in the Land of the Rising Sun. A baby dolphin was rescued reports Reuters or for the more anally aquatic among you, […]

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03.03.10 Bucky Turco

There’s been a lot of nonhuman activity in the city lately and the good ship Gothamist has been all over it. The latest: a dolphin in Brooklyn, a coyote in Manhattan, and a seal in Staten Island. Sadly, when marine animals start swimming in our waterways it’s usually cause their sick and the high pollution […]

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