Dec. 21, 2021 By Allie Griffin
Dolphins were spotted off the coast of Queens Sunday.
A pod of at least six dolphins was seen swimming in the Flushing Bay by the NYPD Harbor Unit.
The department posted a video of the pod on Twitter and joked that the marine mammals are holiday tourists visiting the Big Apple.
While patrolling in the vicinity of Flushing Bay in Queens, #NYPD Harbor personnel were able to capture a quick video of some of New York City’s holiday tourists, a Dolphin pod. 🐬 pic.twitter.com/fJ3Y26S6t2
— NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) December 19, 2021
Dolphins, and even whales, have been spotted more frequently in the water surrounding New York City as the ocean has become cleaner thanks to environmental clean-up efforts.
For instance, onlookers saw three dolphins swimming through the East River off the coast of Greenpoint in March.