Video really caught dolphins in a Venice canal this time

Video really caught dolphins in a Venice canal this time


 View of Venice from the Giudecca Canal. | Photo by: Mauro Flamini/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Two dolphins were caught on video swimming through Venice canals near the iconic St. Mark’s Square yesterday. The pair, an adult and a calf, visited during heightened coronavirus-related restrictions in the city.

The sight was “a great joy in a dark period for everyone,” Luca Folin told local newspaper La Nuova di Venezia e Mestre.The paper reports that Folin took one video of the dolphins that went viral.

Unlike fake reports of dolphins splashing through Venice canals near the start of the pandemic last year, this week’s sighting is legitimate. The dolphins were first seen close to 8AM near St. Mark’s Square. They hung around in the Giudecca Canal until 3PM, Sandro Mazzariol told The Verge in an email. Mazzariol is a veterinary…

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