Injured whale washes onto Bronx beach
By Priscilla DeGregory and Daniel Prendergast
April 23, 2017 | 2:07pm
An injured whale washed up on a Bronx beach Sunday, drawing crowds of bystanders and specialists bent on saving the distressed mammal.
The minke whale was discovered stranded in the shallows at Orchard Beach around noon, authorities said.
“He was beached,” Bronx construction worker Bob Doran said, of the approximiately 15 foot-long creature. “Me and some people went in and he turned over and he was all scratched up. He had abrasions underneath his belly.”
The 48-year-old said the chances of having a whale beached in Orchard Beach were “one in a million,”
“I was stunned when I saw him,” Doran added. “How did he come in here? It’s a shallow beach.”
STOP THE WILLIAMS FRACKED GAS PIPELINE THROUGH NY HARBOR!
MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell