Dolphins Trained By US Navy To Fight Terrorism

May 20th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
340x_dolphins_with_lasersSan Diego, May 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) To fight the enemies and terrorist invasions in its territory the US Navy has resorted to a new tactics. No they are not using any kind of new missile or radar but they are resorting to intelligent marine animals like Sea lions and Dolphins. This may seem far-fetched to some but Dolphins in particular are known to be extremely intelligent and they can learn things faster than many other animals. The US navy has trained some dolphins and seas lions for detecting presence of sea mines and intruding soldiers over the years. The Navy Marine Mammals program spokesperson Tom LaPuzza said that in water the marine animals can outperform the humans simply because they are faster.

The eyesight of Sea lions is also better compared to humans under water. The Dolphins can spot hidden or camouflaged items with sonar quickly which human beings would take many hours to locate. California is a state in the USA that has 11 ports and the terrorists can target these spots. However using dolphins is not a new thing for the US Navy as these animals were reportedly used in the Vietnam War and the Iraq war by the US Navy.

The Navy officials are of the opinion that none of the marine animals were harmed when they were given training or during anti-terrorist operations. They can also track down enemy divers underwater. In future they may play a vital role in protecting the coastlines of the USA from enemy invasions and would also help in protecting the US fleet from intruders. They have been trained for several years.

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