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Injured dolphin dies in polluted NYC canal


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By Andrew Mach and Vignesh Ramachandran, Staff Writers, NBC News
An injured dolphin that became stranded in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal died Friday, a marine foundation said.

The Riverhead Foundation confirmed to NBC News the dolphin passed away Friday evening. No other details about the mammal's death were immediately available. Read the full story.


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A man reaches down to pat a dolphin as it struggles along a bulkhead in the headwaters of the Gowanus Canal as others look on.

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A dolphin struggles to lift its head out of the water in the headwaters of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York.