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America's newest secret weapon

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by saber11, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. saber11

    saber11 Veteran Member

    Copied from www.abcnwes.com

    Intelligence officials have warned repeatedly about the threat of terrorists using divers to blow up ships. That's what both the sea lions and the dolphins are trained to deal with, among other things.

    Working with human handlers, the sea lions are trained to locate unexpected swimming intruders, to snap a locking clamp on an arm or leg, then leave.

    The clamp is connected to a rope and signal buoy that humans with guns would then reel up, presumably pulling up a human on the other end. In theory, the animals would not be hurt. Their contact with a potential terrorist who would presumably be surprised would last only an instant as they briefly made contact.

    http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/DailyNews/sealions_deployed030130.html
     
  2. saber11

    saber11 Veteran Member

    What's next, Carrier pidgeons?
     
  3. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Passed Away Aug. 19, 2006

    The first link above gets diverted to FriendFinder.com
     
  4. saber11

    saber11 Veteran Member

    looks like I fat fingered typing it in, should be www.abcnews.com
     

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