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Cause of Gowanus Canal Dolphin Death Still Unknown – January 28, 2013

Trapped marine mammal could have died of injuries or from the toxic waters of the Superfund site, or both

Update, Tuesday, Jan 29:  Preliminary reports about the necropsy performed by the Riverhead Foundation say that the dolphin did not die from the toxic waters of the canal but was already severely ill and had not eaten in days.

 

Last Friday, New Yorkers (and the rest of the world) watched in horror as a lost and injured male dolphin trapped in Brooklyn’s notoriously toxic Gowanus Canal struggled all day to survive and finally… more

by: Adrian Brune

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