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A nose for rare turtles

Trained dog helps ecologist rescue endangered species at old air base

Scott Egan and his turtle-sniffing dog, Jett, roam the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station in search of Eastern box turtles to help rescue them from upcoming road construction. Scott Egan and his turtle-sniffing dog, Jett, roam the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station in search of Eastern box turtles to help rescue them from upcoming road construction. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Emily Sweeney
Globe Staff / November 4, 2010

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Jett is a purebred German shepherd with a very special skill: She tracks down turtles. (Full article: 606 words)

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