An adult male bottlenose dolphin was stuck in a shallow creek in Middle Township after swimming in from the Delaware Bay, according to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

After many hours, the MMSC reported a successful capture and re-release of the dolphin!

The dolphin was about 7 feet long and 400 pounds. Veterinarians on scene determined the animal was healthy enough to be released.

The MMSC is holding their annual Dancing With Dolphins fundraiser later this week.