A dolphin was spotted swimming in circles around a Brooklyn creek Thursday morning.
— MyFoxNY.com (@MyFoxNY) November 14, 2013
Police told The New York Daily News that a bystander called to say there was a dolphin in distress swimming in Coney Island Creek, a sometimes shallow body of water littered with debris near Cropsey Ave. and Bay 54th Street.
A MyFoxNewYork live video feed showed the dolphin swimming around in the creek. Although the NYPD and FDNY responded to the scene, it's unclear if the dolphin is in distress.
Earlier this year a dead dolphin was found in a Coney Island tributary to Gravesend Bay.
UPDATE: The NYPD appears to attempting to rescue the dolphin from the creek:
Bklyn dolphin update: NYPD ESU will attempt to create an opening in a creek boom, making room for it to swim out. http://t.co/6cD6Yv2zv5
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 14, 2013
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
The Coney Island dolphin calls to mind a dolphin earlier this year spotted in the notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal, also in Brooklyn. That dolphin died, although probably of old age, not from ingesting the canal's toxins.