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.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Brooklyn, Police Questioning Person Of Interest
“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.