Navy-trained dolphins helped serve the US. What can they now teach us about aging?

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“The Navy's population not only helps human health, but we're also translating everything that we learned from this wonderful population to help better conserve dolphins that live in the wild,” says Forrest Gomez, director of Conservation Medicine, National Marine Mammal Foundation. Photo by Shutterstock.

Since 1959, the Navy has used marine mammals in aquatic missions such as identifying mines. Now their dolphins are resources for studies on aging.  

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