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English: Bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus) of the NMMP on mineclearance operations, with locator beacon.

K-Dog, a bottle-nose dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU) 55.4.3, leaps out of the water in front of Sgt. Andrew Garrett while training near the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) in the Persian Gulf. Attached to the dolphin's pectoral fin is a "pinger" device that allows the handler to keep track of the dolphin when out of sight.

CTU-55.4.3 is a multi-national team consisting of Naval Special Clearance Team-One, Fleet Diving Unit Three from the United Kingdom, Clearance Dive Team from Australia, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Units Six and Eight (EODMU-6 and -8). These units are conducting deep/shallow water mine countermeasure operations to clear shipping lanes.
Français : Un Grand dauphin ( Tursiops truncatus) appartnant au NMMP portant une balise de localisation et participant à une opération de déminage dans le cadre de la CTU-55.4.3. La balise sert à repérer l'animal lorsqu'il n'est pas visible. La CTU-55.4.3 est une équipe de déminage en milieu marin regroupant des unités provenant de plusieurs pays anglos-saxons (Angleterre, Australie, Etats unis).
Date 18 March 2003
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