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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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Regional calendar of events: Jan. 19-26

Wicked Local Easton - 19 Jan 2018
“Of Mice and Men” performances: weekends, Jan. 19-Feb. 4, Black Box Theater, 377 North Main St., Mansfield. Based on the novel by John Steinbeck, directed by Richard Stiles of Weymouth. Shows at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays ...
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Republican Monmouth County Freeholders Oppose Trump's NJ Drilling

Patch.com - 17 Jan 2018
"On behalf of my fellow members of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders: Lillian Burry, John Curley, and Patrick Impreveduto, I am announcing our strong opposition to the proposal made by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, to expand ...
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Ten national stories you might've missed last year

Cascadia Weekly - 03 Jan 2018
The U.S. Navy has killed, injured or harassed marine mammals in the North Pacific almost 12 million times over a five-year period, according to research conducted by the West Coast Action Alliance and reported by Dahr Jamail for Truthout. This includes ...
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Project Censored: The Missing Stories of 2017

Cleveland Scene Weekly - 27 Dec 2017
In America, we commonly think of press freedom and censorship in terms of the First Amendment, which focuses attention on the press itself and limits on the power of government to restrict it. But the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted in ...
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Exhibit gives the public a peek into Navy's marine mammal program

Kitsap Sun - 01 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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Hedy Lamarr's scientific inventions topic of film, talk

The Columbian - 08 Jan 2018
She will also describe how Lamarr's groundbreaking work on wireless technologies, originally intended for the Navy, now helps New study efforts to manage marine populations such as whales and dolphins in designated Marine Protected Areas. New's talk ...
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Regional calendar of events: Jan. 12-19

Wicked Local West Bridgewater - 12 Jan 2018
There will be a brief program to kick off the event. To volunteer, contact the Family Resource Center at fcr@randolph.k12.ma.us or 781-961-6220, ext. 558. Sports card show: 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire St., Mansfield. Old and new ...
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US government spending $600K to rescue Mexican porpoises

CBS 8 San Diego - 05 Aug 2017
CBS News 8 obtained hundreds of pages of records and emails related to the vaquita operation from the U.S. Navy under a Freedom of Information Act request. The documents showed the Navy plans to spend $415,000 on training its bottlenose dolphins and ...
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After criticism of sea mammal program, Navy boots up robots

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 22 Sep 2017
Housed at the Spanish Landing facility of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command or SPAWAR, the Navy Marine Mammal Program has come under fire from animal welfare groups who fear the animals are confined to small pens, get little exercise and are ...
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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. PHOTO DETAILS / DOWNLOAD HI-RES 1 of 3. U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program dolphin trainers tend to their dolphins before a flight from Naval Air Station ...
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Study: Ocean noise may hinder fish mating

SouthCoastToday.com - 24 Dec 2017
“As ocean sound increases, so does the concern for its effects on populations of acoustic signalers, which range from invertebrates to marine mammals. We don't know if or to what extent specific species can adapt or adjust their acoustic signals to ...
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Navy dolphins to help in fight to save porpoises from extinction

Kitsap Sun - 06 Oct 2017
MEXICO CITY — U.S. Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers arrived in Mexico Thursday to participate in a last-ditch effort to catch, enclose and protect the few dozen remaining vaquita porpoises to save them from extinction. Mexican authorities and ...
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Air Force transports US Navy Dolphin from Key West to San Diego

SOFREP (press release) - 12 May 2017
The dolphins need to be challenged and get experience in different waters,” said Brit Swenberg, an NMMP biological technician. “It also gets them used to traveling and working out of deployable vehicles.” Army Capt. Drew Henschen, a NMMP veterinarian ...
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Documentary looks at efforts to save Mexico's vaquita

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 18 Apr 2017
An aerial view of the Upper Gulf of California shows a Mexican navy vessel patrolling the region. (Sean Bogle/Wild Lens). Sandra DibbleContact Reporter. The quest to save Mexico's vaquita's porpoise has involved scientists, environmentalists, and ...
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A bold, desperate push to save Mexico's vaquita porpoise

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 15 Oct 2017
Scientists say it's one of the most complex marine mammal rescue efforts put into operation, and the challenge is a big one: Fewer than 30 vaquitas are believed to exist, and they are shy and prone to stay away from boats. No vaquita has ever been ...
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Risky roundup: Navy dolphins to help capture Mexican porpoises

CBS 8 San Diego - 25 Feb 2017
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - U.S. Navy dolphins trained in San Diego may soon be flown to Mexico to round up and capture endangered vaquita porpoises. The plan is described as a rescue operation in the Sea of Cortez but animal advocates are calling it a risky ...

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