A dolphin that lost its way and got stuck in one of New York City's most polluted waterways died, witnesses and local media said.
A dolphin comes up for air after getting stuck in a section of the Gowanus Canal on January 25, 2013 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. The dolphin, a common sight in the Atlantic Ocean off New York, was spotted in the notoriously hazardous stretch of water in the morning but by nightfall was clearly in trouble, then quickly died, NY1 and CBS television reported.
The dolphin, a common sight in the Atlantic Ocean off New York, was spotted in the Gowanus Canal, a notoriously hazardous stretch of water in Brooklyn, earlier Friday. Local TV footage showed the mammal rising to breathe, then dipping back down into the grey waters of the canal.
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