Okay, nothing quite reaches that finding on the Kim Irony Scale, but this one sure comes close:
Cleaner waterways in New York City have attracted more sea life, including seals, dolphins, whales, and sharks in bigger numbers than seen in a century.
Sadly, many don’t survive the trip — there are also more mammals washing ashore or getting stranded.
Cases of beached whales have surged statewide, from 22 in 2009-2013 to 41 from 2014-2018, data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows.
In the city, Breezy Point in Queens has become the top place for beached whales, with two dead humpbacks being discovered there in 2018, according to the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society.
A third whale found last year was hauled off the beach in Jamaica Bay in September.
So Greenies, what’s it gonna be:
- dirty water / no dead whales on the beach, or
- sparkly-clean water / dead whales all over the place?
I’ll be over there in the corner, laughing my ass off.