Lawmakers pressure feds over NJ's dol...

Lawmakers pressure feds over NJ's dolphins

There are 3 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 8, 2009, titled Lawmakers pressure feds over NJ's dolphins. In it, Newsday reports that:

Federal lawmakers are increasing pressure on wildlife officials who refuse to try and rescue a dwindling group of bottlenose dolphins from two New Jersey rivers.

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Sea Brighter

Englewood, CO

#1 Jan 9, 2009
I've watched the dolphins swim past my home since they arrived in June. The two rivers are shaped like a T with the north-south river (the Shrewsbury) dead-ending to the south. If the dolphins headed north they'd round Sandy Hook to get back into the ocean something they have not attempted once in 7 months. They spent the summer and fall in the E/W running river (the Navesink) but since November have been literally pacing back and forth maybe 2 miles of the Shrewsbury. They are also no longer swimming in a pod but spread out which means the fishing is scarce. I don't know what the answer is but if new dolphins show up next summer after all these have died, they won't be met with any joy by the locals. To learn that a mother who conceived her young while on this furlough has starved to death is just so depressing.

“On a Mission”

Since: Aug 08

Bloomfield, NJ

#2 Jan 9, 2009
I just sent off a letter to the APP, why is it we can't feed them, they are not black bears? I think we the people need to work on this. We need ice eaters to stop the river from freezing and lots of mackerel. Then when they are healthier we can have them transported to South Carolina, what is the problem here. NOAA is either corrupt or incompetent. If I lived onthe river I would be feeding them and if the feds or police don't like this, they are in conflict or our rights. Next Tuesday at Monmouth U they are having a town meeting but i fear it will be too late and what do we need to meet for? CALL NOAA and voice your concern ASAP!

“On a Mission”

Since: Aug 08

Bloomfield, NJ

#3 Jan 9, 2009
I think this is an example of big wasteful government. I also believe its an attack on citizens, why? Because if we go to feed them or help them we can be arrested, now I tell you, does this make you wanna close down NOAA? It's sick.

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