Monday, December 22, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 


Body Recovered Of Dolphin Who Died In Gowanus Canal

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Body Recovered Of Dolphin Who Died In Gowanus Canal
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Scientists hope to find out how exactly the dolphin that got trapped in the Gowanus Canal died.

The Riverhead Foundation said the dolphin's body was recovered Saturday.

A necropsy will be performed Sunday.

The dolphin died in the waters Friday, where it had been stuck for hours.

The animal had been flapping around, slamming itself up against the wall of the canal in an effort to break free.

Rescuers were hoping the dolphin would be able to free itself at high tide Friday night, but the animal died before then.

Recovery crews had to wait for better weather conditions before taking the dolphin's body out of the water.

Related Stories ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP