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Dolphin dies amid New York canal's industrial pollution

By Colleen Long

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:36 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2013

NEW YORK » Marine experts say a dolphin seen shaking black gunk from its snout after wandering into a polluted canal in New York may well have been ill before it lost its way and died.

The wayward dolphin splashed around in the filthy waters of the Gowanus Canal before it died Friday. The canal is a Superfund site, where for years factories and fuel refineries operated. It runs through an industrial zone near some of Brooklyn's wealthiest neighborhoods.

Marine experts had planned to help the dolphin on Saturday morning if it didn't get out of the canal during high tide. They had decided to hold off intervening Friday because of the stress the dolphin might have experienced in being captured.

Experts plan to conduct a necropsy to determine why the dolphin died.

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manakuke wrote:
on January 26,2013 | 03:10AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Marine experts...decided to hold off intervening Friday because of the stress the dolphin might have experienced in being captured.

Remind me not to ask these guys for help if I fall into one of the nation's most polluted water ways. "Try wait, Maneki, we no like cause you stress, yeah?"

on January 26,2013 | 08:28AM
Ronin006 wrote:
A dolphin dying in a polluted canal in New York makes national news. Twenty people shot dead on the streets of Chicago in January. Oh, hum.
on January 26,2013 | 09:48AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Imagine the headlines if the dolphin had an assault-style weapon.
on January 26,2013 | 10:45AM
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