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Dolphin sighting off of Chickahominy River

NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) - Dolphin sightings aren't uncommon in the Chesapeake Bay, but seeing one in a freshwater creek off of the Chickahominy River caught some by surprise near New Kent.

The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center says higher water levels from Hurricane Irene may have caused a bottlenose dolphin to venture into a creek near the New Kent and James City counties.

The dolphin is 6 to 8 feet long. Scientists are watching it closely to see if it can get to go back to the ocean.

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