Thursday, October 04, 2007

Dolphins and Photographers in Coney Island Creek

This past weekend, The Daily News reported the sighting of a dolphin in Coney Island Creek: The graceful aquatic mammal was spotted in Coney Island Creek by fishermen about 2 p.m. and it hung around for a couple of hours before swimming back out to sea.

With all the focus we place on the development of Coney Island, it's easy to forget that a big part of Coney's draw is the water itself, and that the neighborhood is adjacent to an entire aquatic ecosystem. The presence of the aquarium is a good reminder of this, and it provides a good place for people to learn about the area's marine life. At the same time, it's always nice to see that there are animals swimming free, and not just in aquarium tanks.

Also on the subject of Coney Island Creek, some photographs of the creek by the Ars Subterranea group have recently been posted on Nathan Kesinger's photography blog.
These photos are nowhere near as comprehensive as the collection Charles Denson will be showing at the Brooklyn College Library, but are still fun and worth checking out.
- post by Ben Nadler

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