Dolphin In The East River Spotted Near 96th Street (PHOTO)

03/13/2013 01:30 pm ET | Updated Mar 13, 2013

A dolphin was spotted in the East River near 96 Street on Wednesday.

According to the blog, Out Walking The Dog, the dolphin was seen swimming in circles between the Randall’s Island pedestrian bridge and Mill Rock.

A NYPD harbor patrol crew is currently assisting the animal.

NBC's Brynn Gingras was at the scene and tweeted:

And WCBS's Alex Silverman tweeted:

Silverman also posted this photo:

dolphin east river

In January, a dolphin was found in the Gowanus Canal. The animal died shortly after, but a necropsy concluded the death was probably not caused by the canal's toxic waters.

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