Dolphin seen swimming in Manhattan's East River

Hey dolphins, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Dolphin spotted in East River
A dolphin was spotted swimming in the East River on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- If you are over the classics of New York City wildlife, (squirrels, pigeons, rats) you might be able to spot a special creature in the East River.

On Monday morning, a dolphin was seen swimming in the East River near 96th Street.

Dolphins are a rare sight in New York City waters, and this one appeared to be alone.

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The NYPD Harbor Unit pulled a coyote out of the East River on Monday after receiving a call about a dog in distress.

However, there was another dolphin sighting in the Bronx River in January.

The New York City Parks Department said that a dolphin in the Bronx River showed that the river was a healthy habitat. They believe the dolphins found their way to the river in search of fish.


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