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I wasn't sure where to put this so I have put it in this section.

For months now a Dolphin nicknamed Spinnaker has entertained hundreds of people in Portsmouth Harbor. The Dolphin was named after the new tower that dominates the skyline of Portsmouth Harbor.

Spinnaker has been a very friendly dolphin and has been seen playing in the Harbor and frolicking around the incoming and outgoing boats.

Arguably the Dolphin had been as big a draw to tourists as the tower it shares its name with.

Last night however tragedy struck.

As a tug boat worked in the Harbor the crew suddenly became aware of a strange noise. They found out that they had hit the dolphin.

The crew radioed the harbor master and a frantic search began to try and find the dolphin and save it. Despite the ongoing search Spinnaker has remained lost.

One rescue party almost caught it but it slipped away. Experts believe that the Dolphins tail has been cut off and it is given very little chance of survival without rescue.

Everyone around the Harbor, local people, workers and travelers are extremely saddened by the new of this tragedy and the man who almost caught the Dolphin is distraught.


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Poor dolphin it may survive but it looks bleak the upside is that it might not be as badly hurt as you think it may just be a little hurt and has backed off for a while.
all in all with the whale, your dolphin and the seal in the loch it has not been a good year for our aqautic wildlife.

Are dolphins common in Portsmouth or did this one get lost?


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Dolphins aren't common in the harbor thats why Spinnaker has been such a big attraction. This is the first one I am aware off to have ever entered the harbor.

The dolphin has been quite happy in the harbor over the whole of winter. I first heard of it in early november.

I'm hoping that it will be alright but if it isn't I wouldn't be suprised if it isn't given a statue outside the Spinaker Tower.

Spinaker the Dolphin has become quite a celebrity in Portsmouth and Gosport.


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