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The origins of the program date back to 1960, when a Pacific White-sid...

wikipedia - 14 Sep 2016
The origins of the program date back to 1960, when a Pacific White-sided Dolphin was acquired for hydrodynamic studies seeking to improve torpedo performance. The aim was to determine whether dolphins had a sophisticated drag-reduction system, but the technology of the day failed to demonstrate that dolphins have any unusual capabilities in this respect. This research has now resumed with the benefit of modern-day technology; among the possible drag-reducing mechanisms being studied for human use are skin c
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Trump tries to clean up after his Putin fiasco

Politico - 18 Jul 2018
Trump added he accepts that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, via POLITICO's Louis Nelson: “Let me be totally clear in saying that — and I've said this many times, I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling ...
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THE WEEK IN REVIEW

The Harvell gazette - 19 Jul 2018
Now, 15-year-old Veronica Lewis of Haverhill has received even greater recognition by taking first place in the ninth grade category for her invention “NOMAD,” (Navigational Ocean Mammal Assistance Drone) at the third annual National Invention ...
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These are the designations for the Navy's marine mammals

We Are The Mighty (blog) - 11 Jun 2018
The United States Navy's marine mammal program has been around for almost six decades now. These dolphins and sea lions serve under the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1. Here's a rundown of these ...
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Seabees Assist in Navy Dolphin Transport to Marine Mammal Institute

DVIDS (press release) - 04 May 2018
“In addition to training animals, we also collaborate with other institutions to enhance the understanding of marine mammals and to propagate marine mammal science,” said U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program Transport Coordinator, Christian Harris. “We are ...
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Form 10-K Ocean Power Technologies For: Apr 30

StreetInsider.com - 17 Jul 2018
Thousands of information gathering and/or power systems are deployed in the oceans today to increase our understanding of weather, climate change, biological processes, and marine mammal patterns as well as supporting exploration and operations for ...
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Exhibit gives the public a peek into Navy's marine mammal program

Kitsap Sun - 03 Oct 2017
KEYPORT — The U.S. Naval Undersea Museum opened its doors on Friday to a new exhibit that highlights a little-known and little-discussed part of naval history. In 1963, the Navy created the Marine Mammal Program "to see if animals could perform tasks ...
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Pentagon to Use Marine Animals to Track Its Enemies

Sputnik International - 01 Mar 2018
The US military has been studying and using marine lifeforms since 1960, when the US Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP) was launched. The program resulted in the creation of equipment and training programs that were used to train dolphins and sea ...
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US government spending $600K to rescue Mexican porpoises

CBS 8 San Diego - 05 Aug 2017
A spokesperson for the Navy Marine Mammal Program did not respond to a request for comment on the costs. The military plans to use the U.S. Coast Guard to transport the Navy dolphins to the Sea of Cortez, according to the records. NOAA's team of ...
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Invasive medical research conducted on Navy bottlenose dolphins

CBS 8 San Diego - 15 Sep 2017
the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF) is contracted by the U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program to provide veterinary care, research support, and animal training. The medical research that is conducted as a part of that agreement is squarely ...
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Airmen transport dolphins to San Diego NMMP

Air Force Link - 09 May 2017
U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program dolphin trainers tend to their dolphins before a flight from Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., to the NMMP in San Diego April 29, 2017. The dolphins are trained to find mines because of their excellent sonar and ability ...
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Coastal Commission to Hear Harmful Navy Proposal on Weds.

Natural Resources Defense Council - 05 Jun 2018
And California's rights—and those of every other state—to at least review the Navy's future proposals would be swept away in the bargain, since it is the Marine Mammal Protection Act's permitting process that triggers state review. Over the last ten ...
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Dolphins In Defence: How The Military Uses Marine Mammals

Forces Network - 18 May 2018
America, for its part, currently trains around 75 dolphins as well as sea lions under the US Navy Marine Mammal Program, based in San Diego, California. The US Navy spent $14 million in 2007 on marine mammal research and training programmes. Military ...
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Risso's Dolphins Found to 'Meal Plan' With Dives

Courthouse News Service - 01 Mar 2018
The research was funded by the U.S. military's Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Readiness Division, the U.S. Navy's Living Marine Resources Program and Office of Naval Research Marine Mammal Program, the U.S. Department of Defense's ...

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