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East River Dolphin Sighting

East River Dolphin

On Saturday, March 16th, a few members of the North Brooklyn Boat Club paddled out on a snowy and foggy afternoon to look for the dolphin recently sighted in the East River. They didn’t have to paddle far, as the mammal was just off our North Brooklyn shores. The boat club has seen some amazing wildlife on birdwatching trips and with the filter feeder working group in partnership with Newtown Creek Alliance, but this is an exciting first. The photos and footage here was captured from a canoe near the shores of Greenpoint. Continue reading

City Atlas: East River dolphin, met by canoe

While the St. Patrick’s Day parade rolled up Fifth Avenue on Sat­ur­day, a scene unfolded in the East River that might have been more com­mon in the eigh­teenth cen­tury; canoeists met a dol­phin in a gen­tle snowfall. T Willis Elkins shot the footage on Sat­ur­day: “I pad­dled out with fel­low mem­bers of the North Brook­lyn Boat Club in snowy and foggy con­di­tions to try and find the recently sighted dol­phin in the East River. And we did!”

City Atlas: East River dolphin, met by canoe (March 17, 2013)

Gothamist: There Are Two Dolphins In The East River

“On Wednesday, a dolphin was spotted swimming around in the East River near 96th Street. Then on Friday, a dolphin was spotted on the other side of the East River near Astoria. Officials from the Riverhead Foundation weren’t sure whether it was the same dolphin or a second one, but members of the North Brooklyn Boat Club took to the water yesterday and confirmed there are TWO dolphins currently hanging out in the East River. And like a lot of Manhattan residents, the bottlenosed dolphin from the Upper East Side has moved to Greenpoint.

“We paddled out today and saw the dolphin further south—near Greenpoint,” North Brooklyn Boat Club member Willis Elkins told us. Despite the snowy conditions, they spotted the second dolphin uptown: “Kayakers from our club also spotted a second, and smaller, dolphin north from where we were in the canoe—near the Queensboro bridge on the west channel,” he said.”

Gothamist: There Are Two Dolphins in The East River (March 17, 2013)