Project explores viability of using canines to hunt for harmful tree fungus

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    Dog trainer Lourdes Edlin smiles with Cobra, the rapid ohia death sniffing dog, Wednesday during a demonstration of Cobra’s skills at Volcano School of Arts & Sciences.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Dog trainer Lourdes Edlin and Julian Mendel show off the detection skills of Cobra, the rapid ohia death sniffing dog, Wednesday during a demonstration at Volcano School of Arts & Sciences.

  • Cobra, the rapid ohia death sniffing dog Wednesday during a demonstration of Cobra's skills at Volcano School of Arts & Sciences. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)
  • Cobra, the rapid ohia death sniffing dog Wednesday during a demonstration of Cobra's skills at Volcano School of Arts & Sciences. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

VOLCANO — As students at the Volcano School of Arts &Sciences sat quietly and watched, Cobra the Belgian malinois led her handler, Lourdes Edlin, to a nearby tree on the school’s verdant campus.