Katia has the best picture I've yet seen of our late, lamented dolphin.
If I had to guess, I'd say the dolphin was seriously ill before it
entered the canal.
Random story. About 20 years ago I was alone on a surfboard off Ocean
City, NJ and not having much luck with the waves. I can't adequately
describe the terror I felt when I saw a fin come out of the water. But
I soon realized it was a dolphin. No free willy tales of
human-cetacean bonding here, but aside from the relief that my
Jaws-related nightmares were not come to life, it was an unbelievably
cool experience. They're majestic creatures and I'm sad to see this
one go out this way.