Two more dead dolphins were found in Monmouth County on Wednesday, bringing the summer total in New Jersey to 64.

The dolphins were found Wednesday morning in Sea Bright and in the afternoon in Spring Lake, according to the Mammal Marine Stranding Center in Brigantine. The dolphin found in Spring Lake was taken for testing, the center said.

The deaths have been declared an “unusual mortality event” by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration because of the significant number of dolphins found between New York and Virginia.

Joel Landau

Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.