Dolphin That Died in Canal Was ‘Chronically Ill’

Andy Newman, reporting for the New York Times:

The polluted water “didn’t help,” said Ms. Durham, rescue program director for the Riverhead Foundation. But she added, “I think the fate of this animal would have happened regardless or whether it was in the canal or anywhere else.”

Regardless of what ultimately doomed the dolphin, images of it it swimming in the toxic Gowanus were certainly powerful. 

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