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The scent of a whale

Floating whale feces contain clues about why only 350 North Atlantic right whales are left in the world. The waste stinks, but it also sinks -- and that's where the dogs come in.

Right whale researcher Philip Hamilton from the New England Aquarium with his dog, Bob, who smells whale poop and helps track the nearly extinct population.
By Beth Daley
Globe Staff / June 19, 2006

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Bob and Fargo, both drug-sniffing school dropouts, can smell their floating quarry from a nautical mile away. (Full article: 1108 words)

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