Gowanus dolphin was already sick: Biologist – New York Daily News

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Gowanus dolphin was already sick: Biologist – New York Daily News

  1. 1. Gowanus dolphin was already sick: Biologist – New YorkDaily NewsThe Gowanus Canal’s toxic waters didn’t kill the dolphin that perished in the Brooklynwaterway on Friday, a necropsy revealed Monday.The 7-foot, 340-pound male dolphin, whose plight drew television crews and scores ofonlookers to the canal’s shoreline, was dying from a host of ailments, and had sought the filthywaters as a place to swim its last, marine biologist Kimberly Dunham said after a postmortemexam that lasted more than four hours.Julia Xanthos/New York Daily NewsThe aging injured dolphin, which was between 25 and 30 years ago, was found to besuffering from long-standing medical problems, says marine biologist Kimberly Dunhamof the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation on Long Island. 1/4
  2. 2. RELATED: DOLPHIN STRANDED IN BROOKLYN DIESDunham, from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation on Long Island,said she found evidence the dolphin was suffering from long-standing medical conditions,including stomach ulcers, kidney stones and parasites.Julia Xanthos/New York Daily NewsA unidentified man went to the water to pet an injured dolphin that was discovered in theGowanus Canal Friday near Nevins and Union Street in Brooklyn.And the dolphin, old for its species at somewhere between 25 and 30, hadn’t eaten in days,she added.PHOTOS: ANIMALS, THEY’RE JUST LIKE PEOPLE! 2/4
  3. 3. Julia Xanthos/New York Daily NewsA man attempted to help an injured dolphin today but was scolded by an NYPD officer onSackett Street. The injured dolphin died in the Gowanus Canal after being trapped.“There was no evidence that contamination from the canal killed the dolphin,” she said.“This was a compromised animal,” Dunham added. “It was in trouble. This could havehappened out in the middle of the ocean. Unfortunately, it played out for all the world to see.” 3/4
  4. 4. Julia Xanthos/New York Daily News An injured dolphin was discovered in the Gowanus Canal on Friday near Nevins and Union streets in Brooklyn. Source Article from http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/gowanus-dolphin-sick-biologist-article-1.1249980?localLi nksEnabled=false Waddywood.com Gowanus dolphin was already sick: Biologist – New York Daily News 4/4Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

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