Officials and marine experts are hoping that the group of dolphins who have been in the Navesink River since the summer are heading back to the open sea. It's believed the dolphins were following a school of fish when they made a wrong turn. Officials worried about the dolphins partly due to the proximity of curious humans in boats and kayaks but let them be, as they seemed healthy and chasing them out might prove to be stressful. In recent weeks, two juvenile dolphins have died, forcing the feds to develop a plan to bring them out, but now it looks like nature is taking care of itself. Dolphins have been seen the Shrewsbury River (another step closer to the Atlantic) and NOAA tells the Asbury Park Press they want to "confirm the location, number, identity and condition of the coastal bottlenose dolphins in the estuary."
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