09 Aug '11, 4pm

#NYC dolphins! You might be surprised by the sea life living offshore of Manhattan in the #ocean. Video:

It’s been bad news down on Wall Street. But at the other end of New York City, off of the Bronx’s City Island, there was a heartening report: Dolphins were spotted and escorted through the western end of the Long Island Sound by the NYPD Harbor Unit, ensuring a smooth trip to the Big Apple. Dolphins were last seen off City Island two years ago , and according to Charles Bowman, president of The Riverhead Foundation, they were probably hunting for river herring (one more reason why we need to protect these fish – and why NRDC filed a petition just last week to list them as threatened under the Endangered Species Act). Last year, several dolphins were spotted in the East River . Their mere presence in the New York City Harbor is a great sign: it suggests that the water is cleaner and that there are more baitfish to be eaten. These dolphins also can be found offshore in the d...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/schasis/dolphins_in_the...

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