Experts gearing up to rescue dolphin from Cape May County creek

    Image courtesy of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

    Image courtesy of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

    Marine mammal experts are formulating a plan to rescue a wayward dolphin from a shallow tidal creek in Cape May County. 

    According to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center’s Sheila Dean, the dolphin swam into the waterway from the Delaware Bay. 

    A team from the Brigantine-based nonprofit organization is currently working on compiling the necessary equipment to help get the dolphin back into the bay.

    “This is another tidal creek with lots of mud, which makes for a risky rescue. Our guys have done a lot of these lately, and will ask for help if they need it,” Dean said, adding that the organization is “keeping the location under wraps” to prevent any potential interference from the public.

    Last August, a dolphin swam into the shallow South River from the Raritan Bay. It later died after rescue efforts. In April, crews successfully rescued a porpoise from a Keansburg creek. 

    The Marine Mammal Stranding Center relies on donations to support its mission. 

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