US DOLPHIN HANDLER BICKFORD STANDS WITH 'HIS' DOLPHIN IN SOUTHERN IRAQ.
U.S. Dolphin Handler Petty Officer Buddy Bickford stands with 'his'
Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphin 'Makai' who has been specially trained to
detect underwater mines, in southern Iraq, March 25, 2003. As the
latest weapon to be used by U.S.-led forces in the war with Iraq, this
is the first time that the dolphins of U.S. Marine Mammals Unit have
been used for mine clearance in a combat zone. REUTERS/POOL/Simon