Boat club members get close to dolphins

Boat club members get close to dolphins

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A second dolphin was spotted over the weekend in the East River bringing the total to two mammals in unfamiliar territory.

Members of the North Brooklyn  Boat Club spotted both dolphins. Willis Elkins and Fung Lim shot video of one of the dolphins just off 23rd Street in Manhattan.

"It was very close to our shores. It seemed pretty healthy. We kept an eye on it for 1.5 hours," said Elkins.

Video of the dolphin shows it making its way past the canoe the pair was riding in.

It was a rare opportunity for the club members more accustomed to other finds.

"We document stuff from the mussels to the beards so seeing a dolphin would be a peak," said Elkins.

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