Dolphins Make Waves in Colma Creek
A pair of aquatic mammals make urban setting their home -- for now.
Welcome to the Bay.
Break out the cell phone cameras -- it's aquatic mammal in an urban setting time.
A pair of bottlenose dolphins are splashing about in Colma Creek in South San Francisco, according to reports.
The oxygen-breathing swimmers are "hanging out near the Utah Avenue bridge" in the creek's "brackish" water, according to the San Francisco Chronicle
. As of Thursday, they had been in the creek for about a day, swimming in from the Bay on Wednesday, the newspaper reported.
One of the dolphins may be sick, according to Jim Oswald, a spokesman for the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. It has a droopy dorsal fin, and its skin is not being helped by being in the creek's icky water.
The San Mateo area plays host to ocean-going animals about "six or seven times a year," according to the newspaper.
Experts will monitor the animals' progress and "step in if the situation changes," Oswald told the newspaper.
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