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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Talk about multi-use... on 03/12/2013 14:17:18 MDT Print View

After rebooting the Soviet Union's marine mammal program just last year with the goal of teaching dolphins to find underwater mines and kill enemy divers, three of the Ukrainian military's new recruits have gone AWOL. Apparently they swam away from their trainers this morning ostensibly in search of a "mate" out in open waters. It might not be such a big deal except that these dolphins have been trained to "attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads."

More here: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/03/ukrainian-attack-dolphins-on-the-loose/273943/

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Talk about multi-use... on 03/12/2013 14:24:28 MDT Print View

I wish the militaries of the world -- including our own -- would just leave dolphins and seals, etc. alone! Are our drones not menacing enough?

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Talk about multi-use... on 03/12/2013 15:13:42 MDT Print View

Hmmmm, this could put a dent in the "swim with the dolphins" ecotourism business.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Talk about multi-use... on 03/12/2013 16:44:14 MDT Print View

" It might not be such a big deal except that these dolphins have been trained to "attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads."

Things'll start to get really interesting if they end up in the Persian Gulf. The dolphin grape vine has it that the female dolphins there are really hot, so don't discount the possibility.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: Talk about multi-use... on 03/12/2013 20:22:53 MDT Print View

Are there also 72 virgin dolphins waiting for each successful hero dolphin?

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Talk about multi-use... on 03/12/2013 20:59:08 MDT Print View

"Are there also 72 virgin dolphins waiting for each successful hero dolphin?"

That depends on whether he slips that knife strapped to head into an infidel before he submits to Allah's final judgement.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Talk about multi-use... on 03/12/2013 21:12:56 MDT Print View

I think this was a Flipper episode.