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Sat Jul 28, 2018, 05:57 PM

Navy practices with key anti-mine asset: dolphins

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2018/07/27/navy-practices-with-key-anti-mine-asset-dolphins/

WASHINGTON-- When it comes to minesweeping at the 2018 Rim of the Pacific exercises, the top sonar for the job isn’t located on any of the 46 ships and five subs sailing in the maneuvers.

Instead, the Navy relies on dolphins.

The highly-trained creatures “search for and mark the location of undersea mines” according to a description by the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program, which also deploys sea lions to recover suspicious objects at deep depths.

The dolphins “possess the most sophisticated sonar known to science,” allowing them to find mines in any depth or light when mechanical equipment is often less reliable, the Navy says.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 06:12 PM

1. If the dolphins are put at risk doing this, I would disapprove. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 06:46 PM

3. I agree

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2018, 06:31 PM

2. Just don't teach them to plant mines

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