Dolphin spotted along South River in Old Bridge

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OLD BRIDGE, N.J. — Dozens of New Jersey residents enjoying the summer weather along the South River were treated to an up-close view of a bottlenose dolphin.

Environmental officials say the dolphin has been seen swimming in waters several miles inland by the Old Bridge-East Brunswick border for about three days now.

Fish and Wildlife Officer Shannon Martiak says the mammal appears to be in good health and not in any danger. Martiak says the dolphin is smart enough to make its way out to the ocean again.

Police helped keep people out of the water and directed traffic in the area.

Martiak says it isn't unusual for dolphins to make their way inland to rivers near the Atlantic.