Warnings posted as wayward dolphins change rivers
Signs have been posted along the Navesink River warning spectators not to feed or harass dolphins lost in the waterway.
A pod of wayward dolphins formerly stuck in the Shrewsbury River has found a new location on the Navesink in Middletown, further from the ocean. The lost dolphins have been in the rivers for more than five weeks.
Safety concerns are mounting as spectators scramble to catch a glimpse of the sea mammals. Dolphin watchers who get too close or bother the animals run the risk of hefty fines.
Environmentalists want federal wildlife officials to develop a plan to drive the animals back to sea. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is not rushing to do so, saying the animals are fine for now.
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