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    Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

    Here's an unusual one. As pirates were about to attack a Chinese merchant fleet, thousands of dolphins showed up between the merchant ships and the pirate boats, thus foiling the hijack attempt.

    Rumor has it that there is a quid pro quo here - Protection of Chinese ships by dolphins in exchange for dolphins not ending up in cans of tuna in China.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Here's an unusual one. As pirates were about to attack a Chinese merchant fleet, thousands of dolphins showed up between the merchant ships and the pirate boats, thus foiling the hijack attempt.

    Rumor has it that there is a quid pro quo here - Protection of Chinese ships by dolphins in exchange for dolphins not ending up in cans of tuna in China.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

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    No it's fine. The dolphins probably blocked you from viewing. It may be best to put away beach balls, hoola-hoops and buckets of small crustaceans before attempting to click that link again.
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    Re: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Here's an unusual one. As pirates were about to attack a Chinese merchant fleet, thousands of dolphins showed up between the merchant ships and the pirate boats, thus foiling the hijack attempt.

    Rumor has it that there is a quid pro quo here - Protection of Chinese ships by dolphins in exchange for dolphins not ending up in cans of tuna in China.

    Article is here.
    Maybe it's their way of thanking us for all the fish before they leave.

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    Re: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Maybe it's their way of thanking us for all the fish before they leave.
    The Pirates are lucky they didn't whack a few for dinner... that just might have pissed off the pacifists with that move.

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    Re: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

    Does this seem a little fishy to anyone else?

    It looks like a couple of the pictures would have been taken from the pirate's position.


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    Re: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

    Another fine moment in nature.
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    Re: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

    Was this a coalition of dolphins from the UN countries, or were all of them from just a few countries?
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    Re: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

    The pirates could only lament their littleness befor the vast number of dolphins


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    Re: Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates

    FYI:

    Everyone is familiar with security patrol dogs. You may even know that because of their exceptionally keen sense of smell, dogs like beagles are also used to detect drugs and bombs, or land mines. But a dog would not be effective in finding a sea mine. Sea mines are sophisticated, expensive weapons that are designed to work in the ocean where they can sink ships, destroy landing craft, and kill or injure personnel. Sea mines are made so that they cannot be set off easily by wave action or marine animals growing on or bumping into them. If undetected, sea mines can be deadly, destructive weapons. But just as the dog's keen sense of smell makes it ideal for detecting land mines, the U.S. Navy has found that the biological sonar of dolphins, called echolocation, makes them uniquely effective at locating sea mines so they can be avoided or removed. Other marine mammals like the California sea lion also have demonstrated the ability to mark and retrieve objects for the Navy in the ocean. In fact, marine mammals are so important to the Navy that there is an entire program dedicated to studying, training, and deploying them. It is appropriately called the Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP).

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