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2008-07-24 15:00:00

A marine mammal rescue group wants plans drawn up soon to coax or scare 15 to 20 dolphins out of a river near the Jersey Shore and back out to the sea. But federal wildlife officials are in no hurry to make that happen. Robert Schoelkopf, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, is worried that the dolphins are getting more comfortable in a place they cannot survive in. The dolphins have been in either the Shrewsbury or the Navesink rivers in Monmouth County since early June,...

2008-07-02 18:00:03

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEA BRIGHT, N.J. - A group of 15 dolphins who have taken up residence in a river near the Jersey Shore will be allowed to stay there through the July Fourth weekend, even though a nearby fireworks display draws heavy boat traffic. Federal environmental officials say the danger of trying to move or scare the dolphins back into the ocean outweighs the risk of letting them stay in the Shrewsbury River. "They're evidently in good condition," said Teri Frady, a...

2008-07-02 15:00:05

By ASSOCIATED PRESS SEA BRIGHT A group of 15 dolphins who have taken up residence in a river near the Jersey Shore will be allowed to stay there through the July Fourth weekend, even though a nearby fireworks display draws heavy boat traffic. Federal environmental officials say the danger of trying to move or scare the dolphins back out into the ocean outweighs the risk of letting them stay in the Shrewsbury River. "They're evidently in good condition," said Teri Frady, a spokeswoman...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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