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PIX11: 2nd dolphin is now hanging out in the East River

“Last week we told you about a dolphin sighting in the east river, turns out there was not one but two. Just two days after the first one was spotted, another dolphin was spotted on the other side of the river. Yesterday members of the north Brooklyn boat club took to the water to find both dolphins hanging out together. Both appear healthy and a little lost.

PIX11: 2nd dolphin is now hanging out in the East River (March 18, 2013)

MyFoxNY: Boat club members get close to dolphins

“A second dolphin was spotted over the weekend in the East River bringing the total to two mammals in unfamiliar territory.

Members of the North Brooklyn Boat Club spotted both dolphins. Willis Elkins and Fung Lim shot video of one of the dolphins just off 23rd Street in Manhattan.

“It was very close to our shores. It seemed pretty healthy. We kept an eye on it for 1.5 hours,” said Elkins.

Video of the dolphin shows it making its way past the canoe the pair was riding in.

It was a rare opportunity for the club members more accustomed to other finds.

“We document stuff from the mussels to the beards so seeing a dolphin would be a peak,” said Elkins.”

My Fox NY – Boat club members get close to dolphins (March 18, 2013)

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)