Though it’s not every day you spot dolphins swimming in NYC waters, it also isn’t the most rare occurrence.
Dolphins have been seen around NYC quite a few times, and not only is it an absolutely adorable sight to behold, it also shows that efforts to restore NYC waters as healthy habitats are paying off.
Here are a few videos of when lucky NYers caught some footage of dolphins enjoying NYC waters:
A trio of dolphins spotted in the East River on March 23, 2021.
This pod seen passing through Flushing Bay in December 2021.
When one was quickly spotted in the Hudson River in June, 2022.
And again in June, this time at Riis Beach in Queens.
When NYC kayakers were greeted by an adorable group of playful dolphins in the Hudson River on August 14, 2022.
And most recently, when an adorable dolphin duo was seen swimming in the Bronx River on January 16, 2023.