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Dolphin response in New Jersey survives government shutdown

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Ben Fogletto

MMSC staffers inspect and measure a dead dolphin brought from Seaside Heights last week at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine. The state will assume mounting costs for necropsies and transportation of the dead animals from the stranding center.

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The federal government shutdown will have little effect on how the Brigantine Marine Mammal Stranding Center is responding to the ongoing dolphin die-off, but research conducted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has effectively ground to a halt.

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Ben Fogletto

MMSC staffers inspect and measure a dead dolphin brought from Seaside Heights last week at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine. The state will assume mounting costs for necropsies and transportation of the dead animals from the stranding center.