A Ubiquitous Herring -- Attracting wWales to NY? (image) The Rockefeller University, Program for the Human Environment Share Print E-Mail Caption The ubiquity of this herring species, the Atlantic menhaden, in water samples around Manhattan may help explain a recent wave of whales in New York Harbor, or the celebrated 2013 dolphin sighting in the East River. Encyclopedia of Life photo: http://media.eol.org/content/2014/09/14/12/99384_orig.jpg Meanwhile, the researchers found in water samples the DNA of species foreign to New York waters and thought to have passed through humans and the wastewater treatment system, noting that eDNA could help identify endangered fish species being sold as food in local stores and restaurants. Credit Encyclopedia of Life Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.