Mark Stevenson, The Associated Press

  • Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Christopher Burgess, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1, works with a bottlenose dolphin before a night training exercise on May 1, 2013, at Point Loma, Calif. (MC2 Joshua Scott/Navy)
    Experts to start capturing rare vaquita porpoises in Mexico

    U.S. Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers arrived in Mexico Thursday to participate in a last-ditch effort to catch, enclose and protect the last few dozen surviving vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction.

  • U.S.-trained dolphins to help locate Mexico's vaquita porpoise

    U.S. Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers will participate in a last-ditch effort to catch, enclose and protect the last few dozen of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction.