Rescuers: Dolphin stranded in polluted New York canal dies
The dolphin got stuck in the polluted Gowanus Canal, which borders Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood.
January 25th, 2013
08:17 PM ET

Rescuers: Dolphin stranded in polluted New York canal dies

A dolphin stranded in Brooklyn's highly polluted Gowanus Canal today has died, according to the Riverhead Foundation.

Emergency personnel gathered Friday alongside the canal, which borders Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood, in an effort to rescue the marine mammal, which inadvertently had become trapped in the channel's muck and mud.

The Common Dolphin passed away Friday evening, after being stuck in the murky low-tide waters for most of the day, said Joanne Biegert of the Riverhead Foundation.

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  1. chrissy

    @ Hamsta, NONE of us are angels which was the point i was trying to make. And im glad you realize youre not makes it much easier to talk to someone when they dont think theyre so perfect.

    January 26, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Good day to you chrissy. I just know that Mary is a Christian and is constantly bombarded with antiChristian propaganda. I was just trying to give her a little support and get everyone else to understand that you don't have to be perfect to be a good Christian. Jesus said two very important things: "He who is without sin can cast the first stone." And "Father forgive them for they know not what they do." Noone is perfect, but when government and it's citizens denounce Christ and have no respect for priveleges given to us by God such as marriage evil has taken over. You have seen me refer to Obama as the AntiChrist. He actually is the beast from the sea, the politician who brings the AntiChrist to power. That has been fortold in Revelations. I know what's in the bible, I may not be able to tell you what page or verse but I know what I read. Science is desperately trying to prove God doesn't exist but only proves the bible to be factual and historicly correct from Noah's flood to the existane of Goliath.

      January 26, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    The one thing I know for sure is... Do not pay attention to the things of the earth but keep your eyes to the things above.
    And we all DO have it coming ... me included, I never said otherwise. Good nite Peace even to the pizza guy

    January 26, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Yes i agree @ Hamsta but i also know Faith is a journey, not a guilt trip. And no one has the right to guilt people into believing as they do.

    January 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cata

    how can US spend billions and billions of dollars every year, for decades trillions ... and cannot clean all the inside waters and keep them clean ??? educate the people living nearby canals to protect the environment, to protect the species we share the planet ... the most dangerous species on the planet is the HUMAN being ! damn ! we will extinct ourselves from this planet very soon ... the dolphins are used for autism treatment for kids and die on human canals ... what a SADNESS !

    January 27, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
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