The San Diego-based Navy Marine Mammal Program is making news. The program's dolphins - trained to detect mines and other underwater explosives - are going to be replaced by machines who do the same job, but don't need seven years to be trained.
Beginning in 2017, robots will replace the mine-hunting duties of 24 of the 80 dolphins in the Navy Marine Mammal Program.
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