Report: Dolphin dies in South River

     (Image courtesy of Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

    (Image courtesy of Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

    The dolphin that swam into Middlesex County’s South River has died, according to a published report. 

    Sheila Dean of the Brigantine-based Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) tells mycentraljersey.com that the dolphin died as he was being coaxed back to the Raritan Bay by the MMSC. 

    Dean tells the publication that the experts think the old male dolphin had traveled deep into the river to die. 

    The news comes days after the dolphin was spotted in the South River, a brackish waterbody that connects with the Raritan River, near the border of Old Bridge and East Brunswick. The river flows into the Raritan Bay, which connects with the Atlantic Ocean. 

    MMSC was on the scene soon after the dolphin was spotted, monitoring its actions and later attempting to lead the dolphin into open water with a jet ski and other equipment. 

    This is a developing story. 

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