Apparently you don't need to leave the city to witness some marine life wonder - and no, we're not talking about a trip to the New York Aquarium. Just a few months after a humpback whale was spotted in the harbor, a small group of dolphins have taken to the East River, leaving New Yorkers awe-struck.
On Tuesday, those who were lucky enough to spot the dolphins took to social media to share the rare sighting in the waters off WNYC Transmitter Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Dolphins, in the East River. What. pic.twitter.com/Lxakfkz9Oz
— Cailin Anne (@cailinanne6) March 23, 2021
The Vintage and I got to watch Dolphins playing in the East River this morning. It’s going to be a good day🐬 pic.twitter.com/6nzTV5UUA3
— KL Thomas (@KLThomasnyc123) March 23, 2021
While marine mammals are typically found off the south shore of Long Island, the city's waterways have undergone massive improvements in recent years, meaning, despite how grossed out we still are by them, the conditions are much better for attracting wildlife.
So keep an eye out the next time you're enjoying a waterfront stroll, but still, we wouldn't recommend recreating this notorious TikTok moment:
@thehudsonrivergirl Swimming with lady liberty 💕#newyork #statueofliberty #nyc #boat #independentwoman #stepintolove #JustVisiting #electriclove
♬ Electric Love - BØRNS