Too Sad For Words: Dolphin Trapped In Gowanus Canal Dies

Gowanus dolphin
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Like many of you, I have been following the drama of the stranded dolphin in the Gowanus Canal since earlier in the day.  I should have taken a walk down to see for myself, but I just did not have it in me to see the poor creature as it struggled in the murky waters of the canal.
I wouldn't have been able to get the image out of my mind for a long time.
Odds were against the dolphin from the beginning, and predictably, it was just announced that it has died.
Even if it had made its way out of the Gowanus, it certainly had spent too much time in the toxic sludge to survive.
How very, very sad.

Thanks to Rick for sending me the photo above.