Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Whale Nearly Wanders into Gowanus Canal

Marine biologists were trying to help a young whale that lost its way in the river off Red Hook today, says WNBC. Apparently, it nearly wandered into the Gowanus Canal -- flush with extra pollutants after the recent heavy rains, according to the Gowanus Lounge.

The animal, a baleen whale about 15 feet long, was cruising around Gowanus Bay, the outlet from the Canal. People who see the whale outside of the Gowanus Bay are asked to call 631-369-9829, 24/7.

UPDATE: The unfortunate whale died two days after swimming into Gowanus Bay. See Brooklyn Eagle story here.

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