Judging by last week?s high-profile death of a common dolphin in Brooklyn?s filthy Gowanus Canal, it seems that everyone really does want to ?save the whales.? And though the deeply humane impulse to jump in the water and rescue a marine mammal that is lost, sick or stranded is laudable, it is not always the best course of action for the animal, scientists and wildlife, rescue experts say.
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A dolphin that died in a polluted New York canal last week was old and sick, and the toxic waters where it spent its final hours played little, if any, role in its demise, a biologist who examined the dolphin's carcass said on Tuesday. The male common dolphin had not eaten in some time even before swimming a mile inland up Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, where it ...
Jan. 25, 2013: A wayward dolphin that meandered into a polluted NYC canal died Friday evening, marine experts said. AP Photo/Richard Drew
NEW YORK (AP) ? A wayward dolphin that meandered into a polluted urban canal, riveting onlookers as it splashed around in the filthy water and shook black gunk from its snout, died Friday evening, marine experts said.
An injured dolphin that became stranded in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal died Friday, a marine foundation said.
NEW YORK (AP) ? A wayward dolphin that swam into a polluted canal on Friday died before high tide, marine experts said.
When a dolphin needed help off the coast of Hawaii he was determined to let a scuba instructor, know.
When a dolphin needed help off the coast of Hawaii, he was determined to let a scuba instructor know.
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