When you see a dolphin in trouble your initial instinct might be to try and help. Don’t!
Since July 9th, the carcasses of 21 dolphins have washed up, from Monmouth County to Cape May.
Ocean surface temperatures along the South Jersey shore are already in the upper 70s.
Bob Schoelkopf, founding director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, NJ, says pods of bottlenose dolphins have been back in the area for weeks.
Employees at the non-profit marine mammal-stranding center in Brigantine bring back a 60-pound harbor porpoise that washed up on Long Beach Island Wednesday.
Several studies show human noise is disturbing the whales and if you think this is a West Coast issue, guess again. It’s happening off the Jersey coast too.
In this country, shooting a whale is a crime, punishable by fines and jail time.