Harbor police spent 6-1/2 hours Sunday coaxing some unusual visitors out of Flushing Bay: two dolphins who ventured into the area and began swimming in circles.
The dolphins, first spotted in the morning off the borough of Queens, were eventually eased out of the bay into the safer waters of Long Island Sound, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Kevin Miller.
“They were confused,” he said.
The dolphins were having difficulty breathing but apparently were never in danger of dying, Miller said. They were coaxed out of the bay by police harbor patrol and Coast Guard units.