NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The dolphin that died after getting stranded in the Gowanus Canal on Friday may have been too sick to be saved.
A necropsy, conducted by Kimberly Durham of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, determined the animal was male, middle-aged and sickly.
“One of the kidneys was heavily affected by kidney stones. There is also the indication of gastric ulcers within the stomach and also parasites. A lot of these findings are consistent findings with a compromised older animal,” Durham told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera.