NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A dead dolphin was found Thursday in the Hudson River near the Chelsea Piers sports complex.
The animal was found floating near Pier 59 in the morning — days after a dolphin was spotted swimming in the Hudson.READ MORE: Group Of Women Accused Of Assaulting, Robbing Victim After Inviting Her To Party On Instagram
Scott Seisler, general manager of the marina at Chelsea Piers, told DNAinfo.com he found the dolphin about 7 a.m.
“We called the Coast Guard and tried to figure out what to do with it,” he told DNAinfo.com.”It’s sad, the poor little animal. I feel bad for the dolphin.”
Kimberly Durham of the Riverhead Foundation said a team from the foundation is bringing the dolphin’s carcass to the foundation’s facilities on Long Island.READ MORE: Robbery Suspect Accused Of Pushing Woman Using ATM In Queens, Withdrawing $1,000
She said a necropsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death of the adult common dolphin.
The species generally travels offshore in large groups, so a common dolphin swimming alone close to shore is likely sick or injured, said Durham.
Durham requests that if anyone sees a marine mammal in distress, to call the foundation’s hotline at (631) 369-9829.
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