The seal was spotted by workers at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, it eventually made its way back into the water.
Club members regularly paddle through the creek which winds its way between Brooklyn and Queens, under the Pulaski Bridge, and ebbs in and out of the East River south of Roosevelt Island.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was among the lawmakers Saturday who called on the Metropolitan Transit Authority to make up for the loss of G Train service between Brooklyn and Queens.
Repairs to the G train line were set to begin giving Brooklyn and Queens residents headaches beginning this weekend.
“There’s [a] tremendous amount of accidents. It’s from five to 30 accidents there than any other area,” Maloney said.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the restored 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. traffic pattern will provide relief for inbound commuters coming from Long Island and Queens into Manhattan.
The waterway was among seven hazardous waste sites added to the National Superfund List.