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

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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:


Brynn Gingras
Dolphin in the east river doesn't appear to be injured. Conservation police on scene to determine if they will guide it elsewhere.

And WCBS's Alex Silverman tweeted:


Alex Silverman
seems to be swimming in circle between Manhattan, Queens, Randall's Island. Bobs up every 20-30 sec

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.

This is a developing story...

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