Dolphins help veterans with therapy

Dolphin Research Center in Florida Keys

Published On: Jan 14 2013 09:00:26 AM EST

Wounded veterans got special therapy from dolphins in the Florida Keys.

More than 40 wounded warriors swam with dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center on Friday.

The vets learned training techniques and shared flipper shakes with the animals.

The swim served as a therapy stop during Soldier Rise, a cycling journey for men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Participants were fitted with state-of-the-art equipment for the ride that took them over the Seven Mile Bridge in the Keys.

The ride ran Friday through Sunday.