Dolphin is feared dead

Contributed by editor on Nov 29, 2007 - 09:31 AM

It is feared Dave the bottlenose dolphin that has been swimming off the coast at Folkestone for the past year may have died  reports the BBC.

The porpoise was recently injured in what is thought to have been a collision with a boat propeller.

But Dave, who is actually female has not been been seen for more than a month since losing part of her tail.

Trevor Weeks, of British Divers Marine Life Rescue, is reported by the BBC saying it was also possible she may have moved along the coast.

"It's not unusual for solitary social dolphins like Dave to wander off at certain times of the year.

"We know that fish are moving around, so it's quite possible Dave has moved with those fish stocks as well," he said.