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People love to see the seemingly fun-loving, curious dolphin do impressive tricks at aquarium shows. But these aquatic mammals are no one-trick-pony. Their high intelligence and ability to be trained has led the U.S. Navy to develop a program that uses dolphins to do jobs that help keep the citizens and soldiers of America safe. Military dolphins have been used to detect underwater mines and recover important equipment. Young readers will be enthralled by this introduction to military dolphins through accessible text and photographs of these powerful swimming detectives in action.