Dolphin Spotted in NYC's East River
The mammal doesn't appear injured
An apparent dolphin was seen swimming in the East River Wednesday morning.
A dolphin has been spotted in New York City's East River, near East 96th Street in Manhattan.
Timothy Machnica from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation told NBC 4 New York the mammal doesn't appear injured, but the agency will continue to observe it.
He said it's either a common dolphin or an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.
Machnica said the DEC will consult with a marine biologist at the Riverhead Foundation to determine if it should be guided out of the river.