The shores of Coney Island are quickly becoming the place where dolphins go to die. The “A Walk In The Park” blog is reporting that another dolphin washed up near Stillwell Avenue this past Sunday.
This is the third dead dolphin discovered off of Coney Island in 2013. The first one was a baby dolphin discovered in February and the last one in late April. This dolphin, described as a male bottle-nosed, was found around 6:15 p.m, on June 30.
The seven-foot-long dolphin was carted off on a fork lift by the Parks Department and subsequently transferred to the Riverhead Foundation where an examination will be performed to determine the cause of death. Because the dolphin’s body was an advanced stage of decay, experts noted that determining the cause of death might not be possible.
The photo above in censored as the original image of the deceased dolphin is rather gruesome, as it’s quite decomposed. To see the original image, click here.