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Watch live: Dolphin stuck in canal in Brooklyn

Reports surfaced Friday afternoon that a dolphin was stranded in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York at Union Street and Nevins Street. Red Hook Lobster tweeted just after 1 p.m., “I just saw a dolphin in the Gowanus canal near Union Street. Poor dolphin.” NBC New York reports that…

High manatee, dolphin deaths puzzle US officials

MIAMI (AFP) – Near-record numbers of manatees have died in Florida waters in early 2011, the second straight year of above-average deaths, alarming officials who are also puzzled by a surge in dolphin fatalities along the US Gulf Coast. Of the 163 manatee deaths recorded from January 1 to February…

Baby dolphins dying along oil-soaked US Gulf Coast

GULFPORT, Mississippi – Baby dolphins are washing up dead along the oil-soaked US Gulf Coast at more than 10 times the normal rate in the first birthing season since the BP disaster, researchers said. Some 17 baby dolphin corpses have been found along the shorelines of Alabama and Mississippi in…

Oscar-winning film-makers deny ‘Japan-bashing’

HOLLYWOOD (AFP) – – The director of Oscar-winning documentary “The Cove” said the recent death of a trainer at SeaWorld in Florida proved whales and dolphins should not be held in captivity. Speaking after collecting his Oscar at the Kodak Theater, Louie Psihoyos said the death of trainer Dawn Brancheau…

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