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Animals Trained To Have Amazing Skills (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/16/10 03:42 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:00 PM ET

Animals can do some pretty neat things. We found that all across the globe amazing animals have been trained to aid society. Dolphins and sea lions are working as anti-terror officers for the United States Navy, Germany has recruited the help of Sherlock the vulture to find corpses and uses bees to test the air quality near eight airports, while China employs dogs to detect drug smuggling.

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Dolphins And Sea Lions in the United States Navy
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The United States Navy has recruited 20 bottled nosed dolphins and California sea lions to watch over the shoreline surrounding the submarine base in Washington’s Puget Sound. Recruited as anti-terror officers, the dolphins serve as highly efficient military guards. Mike Rothe, head of science for the Navy's marine mammal program, said, “They are better than anything we have ever made.” 75 dolphins and 25 sea lions were stationed at San Diego’s Naval Base Point Loma.
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