Dolphins have been noticed swimming in the Bronx River, the parks division tweeted on Thursday, touting the sighting as an indication of the town’s wholesome waterways.
Instagram consumer nick_banko first shared a video of the dolphins frolicking in a piece of the river close to Starlight Park on Monday.
“Alright now I need some answers,” his caption learn. “If you from the Bronx and know this park, somebody please explain to me why tf is there dolphins in the f—ing park.”
The parks division then shared his video and defined that the dolphins’ go to was a great factor.
“This is great news — it shows that the decadeslong effort to restore the river as a healthy habitat is working,” the tweet learn. “We believe these dolphins naturally found their way to the river in search of fish.”
Assemblymember Kenny Burgos, whose district covers the park, joked about clearing his schedule to go dolphin-watching.
The Bronx dolphin sighting wasn’t the one one in the town this week. The Newtown Creek Alliance shared a separate video on Instagram of two dolphins swimming in the poisonous waterway north of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It was unclear in the event that they have been the identical dolphins noticed in the Bronx.
“We encourage you to welcome these dolphins to the Boogie Down! Make sure that they’re comfortable during their visit by giving them space and not disturbing them,” the parks division tweeted.
The company’s lighthearted tone was a notable departure from 2013, when a dolphin swam into the Gowanus Canal and died. A subsequent necropsy decided the dolphin was affected by illnesses that weren’t linked to the notoriously filthy Superfund website.