I reported on this earlier, but yes, the dolphin that found its way into the Gowanus Canal earlier today has died. That water is just way too polluted for any animal. And oddly enough, rescuers weren’t able to go into the water to rescue the dolphin because they could be contaminated as well.

If you aren’t familiar with the Gowanus, it’s one of the most polluted waterways in all of America. So polluted that in 2010 it was named a Superfund Site, top of the list priority for the government for cleanup of hazardous waste. That dolphin didn’t stand a chance. :(