Dolphin in the Gowanus canal
Brooklyn, New York
January 25, 2013
A dolphin dies trying to extricate itself from the heavily polluted Gowanus canal in Brooklyn. The canal is known for the high level of pollution caused by industrial and other wastes.
The 7 feet long dolphin periodically surfaced trying to snort away a dark goop.
Authorities were waiting to see whether the creature could escape on its own during the nighttime high tide. If not, police will decide whether...