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nhc
January 26th, 2013, 12:06 AM
Struggling dolphin dies in polluted New York City canal (http://news.yahoo.com/subway-not-sea-dolphin-found-york-city-canal-002636490.html)

Just wonder, does it mean open-water swimmers should be concerned about the water quality in NYC?

debaru
January 26th, 2013, 06:57 PM
Well that's just plain sad. It's possible the Dolphin was sick to begin with, but I'm sure swimming up a Super-fund site didn't help.

I don't know how they do things on the East Coast, but when I participate in an OW swim in a local inner-city lake here in Arizona, a water test is always performed prior to the race to ensure the water is safe to swim in.

chaos
January 26th, 2013, 09:06 PM
No one swims in the Gowanus Canal, silly.

rxleakem
January 28th, 2013, 09:46 PM
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/biologist-dolphin-ny-canal-was-sickly-and-old