Wednesday, May 02, 2007

New York News - Sustainable Swimming

Have you heard dolphins are killing themselves in droves? Apparently young pilot whales also. One with the nick of Sludgie had the temerity to swim in the Gowanus Canal, New York City's aptly named lavender lake which distinguished itself from other more ordinary bodies of water by occasionally catching on fire.

Even after dredging by hazimat teams in Space suits there is likely still a high concentration of PCB's and other things there. Sludgie's swim turned into a one-way holiday, he went belly up in the Gowanus for the last time. Social services are conducting an autopsy at the New York Aquarium

On another note Mayor Bloomberg plans to reclaim the harbour's waterfront so New Yorkers can again use it for recreational swimming and beach going.

Contributed by Vonross

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