A dolphin that found its way into Brooklyn’s heavily polluted Gowanus Canal died late Friday afternoon, dashing hopes that the animal would find its way to safety with the rise of the tide. Biologist Robert DiGiovanni told the New York Daily News that it was unsafe for rescuers to enter the polluted water of the canal, which the EPA declared a Superfund site in 2010.

Quite a few tweeters called out Nanny Bloomberg for allowing a life to slip through his usually overreaching fingers.

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/statuses/294953250401169409

http://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/statuses/294957990522531840

Nope, Brooklyn is out of Super Mayor’s jurisdiction; besides, he was busy saving a dog from freezing. Hear that, Bloomberg? Booker saved the dog.

All jokes aside, the contamination in the canal is no joke.

  • SideshowJon36

    I blame 16 oz sodas

    • http://twitter.com/stupid_republic Stupid Republic

      I figured there was too much salt and transfat in the canal.

    • http://twitter.com/stupid_republic Stupid Republic

      I figured there was too much salt and transfat in the canal.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Let’s just blow up the city and be done with it.

    No, wait, that’s a bad idea because the liberals would have to relocate. Let’s just fence it off instead, you know, like how East Germany used to be. They should like that just fine…

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Escape from New York, 2013 edition?

      • TheOriginalDonald

        WHo plays Snake Plissken?????

        • GaryTheBrave

          I just realized ALL the badass actors that do play tough guys are in their mid to late 40’s. The 20-somethings all play man-child or barely hetero roles.

          • TheOriginalDonald

            Afterreading a certain “unreliable” site, they were looking at Gerard Butler or Jeremy Renner.

          • TheOriginalDonald

            Afterreading a certain “unreliable” site, they were looking at Gerard Butler or Jeremy Renner.

        • 1SkepticalChick

          Sheriff Joe! Better yet, Ted Nugent, he always puts on a good show!

      • 1SkepticalChick

        First thing I thought, too!

        • mike_in_kosovo

          ;o)

          Still need to figure out who to put in the Snake role, though…can’t be some youngster, wouldn’t have the right visuals. (Sorry Crowder!)

          • mike_in_kosovo

            I’ve got it!!

            Ladies and gentlemen, the leading role for “Escape from New York, 2013” is….. (drum roll)…… Adam Baldwin!

  • BeeKaaay

    They can’t clean that up. That would require the EPA to enforce the law and Democrat cronies to pay the clean up costs!!!

    • CR

      Maybe the EPA is too busy keeping track of their alter-egos that they use to send out emails and it has distracted them from, you know, cleaning up pollution. Common mistake.

  • Karl H

    Well at least now we know where Democrats have the union thugs and corrupt cops dump the bodies. I bet you could get some interesting video on the canal with IR cameras late at night.

  • Karl H

    Well at least now we know where Democrats have the union thugs and corrupt cops dump the bodies. I bet you could get some interesting video on the canal with IR cameras late at night.