Slidell neighborhood dolphin dies

June 18, 2014 8:15 AM

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A dolphin that spent nearly a decade cavorting in a neighborhood canal north of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans has died.

The male dolphin had freshwater lesions on its skin when last seen June 6, but the body removed from a canal Monday was too decomposed to determine the cause of death, federal biologists said Tuesday.

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