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12-01-12, 08:39 PM #1
Navy dolphins will be replaced by robots, relegated along with sea lions to port security and retrieving objects from the sea floorSome dolphins used by the Navy to track down mines will soon lose their jobs to robots — but they'll be reassigned, not retired.
Starting in 2017, 24 of the Navy's 80 military-trained dolphins will be replaced by a 12-foot unmanned torpedo-shaped vehicle, according to UT San Diego (Navy dolphins losing out to robots Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com).The military said the machines can do some of the same mine-hunting duties as the sea creatures. And they can be manufactured quickly, unlike the seven years it takes to train a dolphin.But the dolphins won't be relieved of duty. They'll be used along with sea lions for port security and retrieving objects from the sea floor, the newspaper reported.
12-02-12, 12:16 AM #2
They tried to train seals for stuff like this, but they discovered that seals will lie to get fish. Funny, but true.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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12-02-12, 01:14 PM #3
Now that's funny. " Hey man, I'm telling you it's down there." "Gimmie the fish and I'll go get it."
"Ok, now I can't find it." "Gimmie another fish and I'll keep looking."Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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