Who would have thought that dolphins might be an important part of a war effort? Dolphins have natural abilities that allow them to detect underwater mines, potentially saving many lives and millions of dollars of marine equipment. Take this quiz to learn more about the dolphin's role in disarming mines.
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What is the most common cause of ship damage?
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Since when have dolphins been used to find underwater mines?
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How are the dolphins trained?
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How do the dolphins indicate to humans that they have spotted a mine?
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How is the location of the mine marked?
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Why are dolphins such useful mine detectors?
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What does sonar refer to?
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Why is sound good for detecting things under water?
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Dolphins use sonar technology to find objects. How does sonar work?
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What is the type of sonar used by dolphins called?
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From how far away can dolphins determine the difference between a BB gun pellet and a corn kernel?
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Which part of the dolphin's body absorbs the echo?
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Why do dolphins make different clicking sounds?
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Why are dolphins prone to getting caught in nets?
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How are dolphins prevented from getting caught in nets?
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How does the navy defend its use of dolphins for mine-disarming to animal rights groups?
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What sort of object can detonate a mine?
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What is a potential hazard of transporting dolphins to potentially mine-infested waters?
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What happens to dolphins when they are transported to mine-infested waters?
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