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Dolphins fly to New Caledonia with Hickam C-17 crew

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Aaron Nutt gets the attention of his dolphin while aboard a C-17 Globemaster III from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Nov. 8, 2009, en route to New Caldeonia. Petty OfficerNutt is assigned to the Navy Marine Mammals program as a dolphin handler and the C-17 crew is taking the Sailor and dolphin to Noumea, New Caledonia, where they will participate in Lagoon Minex 2009, which is a humanitarian project where U.S. Navy, French, Australian and New Zealand military personnel will remove mines left over from World War II from the surrounding water of the area. (Defense Department photo/Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young)

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