Flipper – The Navy’s Finest


Is there any wonder why these are my favorite animals on the planet???

* The U.S. Navy will bring in trained dolphins this week to hunt for seaborne mines in the waters around Umm Qasr, Navy officials say.

Navy Sgt. Andrew Garrett watches a dolphin training near the USS Gunston Hall in the Persian Gulf. The coalition expects to use dolphins in looking for mines in the region.

[Editor’s note: Picture has been resized and moved to the right]

3 Replies to “Flipper – The Navy’s Finest”

  1. I thought this had to be a joke, but MSNBC is running an article confiming that dolphins, sea lions, and oh yes, beluga whales are being used by the U.S. Navy.

    The dolphins were once used as armed sentries, but animal rights activists blocked this use: the dolphins were mounted with magnetic proximity mines and trained to home on submarines.

    Go flipper, go!

  2. Bomb sniffing dolphins?!?! What is this world coming to? Cali sure is a lucky dog that these important jobs aren’t going in her direction…finding turtles is one thing…

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