By MARK DAVIS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 12/02/07
Gasper. Ralph. Norton. And now, Marina.
Marina the beluga whale died Saturday morning, held close by people who had tried to help her in those final hours. She'd stopped eating about two weeks ago and became so disoriented that she hurt her snout while swimming. She had ulcers. Her helpers wept as Marina's heart sounded its final beats.