No one wants to think of Flipper being left on his own to die of starvation, but that’s exactly what can happen if a group of 4 dolphins…which made its way into the Navesink…just like a previous group of 12 did 4 years ago.

The reason some of the other group died…NOAA officials refused to let concerned citizens chase them out into the open waters where they would probably have thrived.

Said one NOAA spokesperson, according to this report:

"It makes sense to let nature do its thing," NOAA Spokeswoman Maggie Mooney-Seus told NBC 4 New York.

Dolphins are not an endangered species.

Personally, I can’t understand why, if someone wanted to mount an effort to chase the dolphins into open waters, then why not.