Heartbreaking Photos Of A Sad End: The Gowanus Dolphin

Dolphin on snow at Gowanus Canal Union Street Bridge_pic by Eymund Diegel_Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club_2013_26 January
The dolphin which got stranded in the Gowanus Canal on Friday and sadly died after hours of struggling in the polluted waterway, was still very much on everyone's mind the day after the event.
The unusual story made its way through media all over the United States.

My friend Eymund Diegel sent me the heartbreaking photos above which he took earlier today. The dolphin was still lying close to the shore near the Union Street Bridge.
The images are now part of the permanent Proteus Gowanus photo archive of  The Fauna of the Gowanus Canal.  More photos of the poor creature can be accessed here.

Thank you for sharing them, Eymund.

According to the Huffington Post,  the dolphin has been removed and has been sent to a lab on Long Island for a necropsy.