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    Members of a pod of 70 Dolphins who search for mines (Operation: Iraqi Freedom)
    Part of Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3)
    Known as 'Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit'
    Trained at Space and Naval War Systems Center in San Diego
    Officially named 'marine mammal systems'
    Deployed at Umm Qasr, Iraq (March 2003)
    He has a pinger attached to his flipper so he can be found if he gets lost.
    He consumes about twenty pounds of fish per day.
    LaPuzza said 'Our feeling is that they're 100 percent accurate as long as they're trained properly.'
    Dolphins were first deployed in the 1991 Gulf War.
    He is intelligent enough to swim towards the mine and mark its location but stay a safe distance away.
    His sonar can not be jammed and is not disturbed by human, water and boat noises.
    He is able to detect and mark locations of underwater mines.
    Besides his dolphin companions, sea lion are also used as a 'shallow-water intruder detection system.'
    Dolphins were used as early as 1970 during the Vietnam War to detect enemies in the sea.
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