Monday, February 22, 2010

Dolphins in the Hackensack River

If the harp seal visiting Woodbridge this month wasn't enough for New Jersey, now a pod of about a dozen dolphins have appeared in the Hackensack River way up near Teaneck, Bogota and Hackensack.

They are far from the ocean - about 12 miles - which is not good. As we said with that seal, there will not be enough food in the river during this season to sustain them. Also the salinity (salt) level in the water is far too low for these marine mammals.

View some video of the dolphins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrDQSDByZSc from the Associated Press.

Once again, the Marine Mammal Stranding Center from Brigantine has been contacted, but unfortunately the dolphins are not stranded or in distress, so they can't act in their behalf.

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