Dolphin dies in polluted NYC canal

Associated Press
A dolphin surfaces in the Gowanus Canal in the Brooklyn borough of New York,  Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. The New York City Police Dept. said animal experts were waiting to see if the dolphin would leave on its own during the evening's high tide. If not, they plan to lend a hand on Saturday morning. According to authorities at the scene, the dolphin appeared to be adventurous, rather than stranded.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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A wayward dolphin died after getting trapped in a polluted New York City canal. The deep-freeze weather on Jan. 25 didn't seem to faze the dolphin as it swam around in the Gowanus (guh-WAH'-nuhs) Canal, which runs 1.5 miles through a narrow industrial zone near some of Brooklyn's wealthiest neighborhoods.