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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
united states navy marine mammal program

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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Project Censored

Illinois Times - 12 Oct 2017
The Pentagon paid a British PR firm, Bell Pottinger, more than $660 million to run a top-secret propaganda program in Iraq from at least 2006 to December 2011. The work consisted of three types of products: TV ...
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Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

WPXI Pittsburgh - 20 Sep 2017
Jim Fallin of the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific said the dolphins arrived at Mexico's Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. "Navy Marine Mammal Program participation is being limited to four mature female ...
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Experts to start capturing rare vaquita porpoises in Mexico

WPXI Pittsburgh - 06 Oct 2017
Jim Fallin of the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific said the dolphins arrived at Mexico's Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. "Navy Marine Mammal Program participation is being limited to four mature female ...
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New Jersey Gov. Christie Rejects President's Offshore Drilling Plan

The Heartland Institute - 12 Oct 2017
In 2016, President Barack Obama put the Atlantic Ocean from Georgia to Virginia off-limits to any drilling for five years, citing Pentagon concerns such drilling could hinder U.S. Navy training exercises and missile testing in the area. Shortly before ...
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Fake News, Dark Money and More Censored Storylines

Random Lengths - 12 Oct 2017
Those limited results showed that 2,606 census tracts and 278 zip codes across the United States had levels of lead poisoning more than double the rates found in Flint at the peak of its contamination crisis. Within that group, 1,100 communities ...
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US government spending $600K to rescue Mexican porpoises

CBS 8 San Diego - 05 Aug 2017
A CBS News 8 investigation uncovered the federal money being spent to capture the endangered vaquita and place the marine mammals into a seaside breeding program near San Felipe. For years, illegal gillnet fishing nets have been drowning vaquita in the ...
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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, ...
united states navy marine mammal program

World's most endangered marine mammal down to 30 individuals

Science Magazine - 01 Feb 2017
Hoping to avoid frightening the porpoises, the recovery team plans to use bottlenose dolphins from the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program to spot them in the gulf's dark waters. The vaquitas are familiar with dolphins, which also inhabit the gulf ...
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Documentary looks at efforts to save Mexico's vaquita

The San Diego Union-Tribune - 18 Apr 2017
A new documentary, “Souls of the Vermilion Sea,” chronicles the extensive efforts to preserve the world's most endangered marine mammal, a species endemic to Mexico's Upper Gulf of California. In doing so, the producers also examine at the impact of ...
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These Navy Dolphins Are On A Mission To Save An Endangered Species

Task & Purpose - 03 Jan 2017
Now, the versatile sea mammals and their San Diego-based trainers are preparing for an unprecedented challenge: locating some of the few surviving vaquita porpoises in Mexico's Upper Gulf of California. Members of the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program ...
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How the Navy Trained Dolphins to Help Save an Endangered Porpoise

The Epoch Times - 19 Jan 2017
Thanks to echolocation, a natural sonar, dolphins can locate a person or an object up to few hundred yards away, said Jim Fallin, spokesman for the U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program. And they can be trained similarly to dogs. If the training is made ...

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