STATE OFFERS TO HELP WITH STRANDED DOLPHINS

Governor Christie has pledged help from state agencies with the dead dolphin problem along the Jersey shore. The Department of Environmental Protection will now cover the cost of necropsies and additional testing at a diagnostic lab in Ewing, as scientists continue to study the excessive number of dolphin deaths. Over 360 dolphins have been found stranded along the East Coast since July 1st, 75 in New Jersey. The DEP will also conduct aerial patrols to look for floating dolphins near the shore.