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Mine-seeking Navy dolphin euthanized at SPAWAR facility in San Diego | NavyTimes
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Mine-seeking Navy dolphin euthanized at SPAWAR facility in San Diego | NavyTimes

A bottlenose dolphin who served in the Iraq War for the U.S. Navy has been euthanized, reports  CBS News 8. The male dolphin, named Makai, was housed at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command facility on San Diego Bay.

“Makai had been receiving critical care for ailments associated with old age,” said SPAWAR Public Affairs Director James Fallin.

Navy officials announced Makai’s death in response to CBS News 8 inquiries about the dolphin’s health.

Source: Mine-seeking Navy dolphin euthanized at SPAWAR facility in San Diego