U.S. Navy's Largest Inventory of Nuclear Weapons Is Guarded by Dolphins and Sea Lions?

Posted on Oct 18, 2016

Yes, you heard it right! This is not an SF story, it is actually happening! The U.S. Navy is currently training a number of dolphins and sea lions which are going to prevent any and all intruders from getting near the naval base Kitsap in Hood Canal, west of Seattle, which holds the greatest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the world...

1. Navy Marine Mammal Program at SPAWAR in San Diego Has "Recruited" 85 Dolphins and 50 Sea Lions That Are Currently Undergoing Training

Navy Marine Mammal Program at SPAWAR in San Diego Has "Recruited" 85 Dolphins and 50 Sea Lions That Are Currently Undergoing Training
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2. Dolphins Have Been Chosen Because They Possess Amazing Biological Sonar That Can Help Them Register Intruders from Miles Away

Dolphins Have Been Chosen Because They Possess Amazing Biological Sonar That Can Help Them Register Intruders from Miles Away
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3. Sea Lions on the Other Hand Have Excellent Eyesight and Hearing and Can Cope Marvelously in Harsh Surroundings and Tough Conditions, All of Which Are Present in the Sea

Sea Lions on the Other Hand Have Excellent Eyesight and Hearing and Can Cope Marvelously in Harsh Surroundings and Tough Conditions, All of Which Are Present in the Sea
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4. But Have No Fear, These Wise Sea Mammals Are Not Trained to Kill! They Are Primarily Going to Have a Scouting Duty

But Have No Fear, These Wise Sea Mammals Are Not Trained to Kill! They Are Primarily Going to Have a Scouting Duty
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5. Once They Detect a Potential Threat, the Dolphins Are to Swim to the Surface and Alert Their Human Handlers, so the Real Key Is Proper Cooperation

Once They Detect a Potential Threat, the Dolphins Are to Swim to the Surface and Alert Their Human Handlers, so the Real Key Is Proper Cooperation
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6. Should the Situation Require an In-Depth Analysis, the Handler Is to Place a Gadget on the Dolphin's Nose. The Next Step Implies That the Dolphin Bumps His Nose Against the Intruder and in That Way Sticks the Device to the Vessel or Diver

Should the Situation Require an In-Depth Analysis, the Handler Is to Place a Gadget on the Dolphin's Nose. The Next Step Implies That the Dolphin Bumps His Nose Against the Intruder and in That Way Sticks the Device to the Vessel or Diver
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7. After This, the Detector Takes Over and Continues to Monitor the Movement of the Intruder. Still, if the Potential Intruder Seems Even More Threatening, There's Another Alternative...

After This, the Detector Takes Over and Continues to Monitor the Movement of the Intruder. Still, if the Potential Intruder Seems Even More Threatening, There's Another Alternative...
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8. A Special Kind of Bite Plate Can Be Attached to the Dolphin in More Serious Cases. In a Similar Way, the Sea Mammal Attaches the Plate to the Intruder's Arm or Leg, and It Cannot Be Removed Until It Sends a Float Up

A Special Kind of Bite Plate Can Be Attached to the Dolphin in More Serious Cases. In a Similar Way, the Sea Mammal Attaches the Plate to the Intruder's Arm or Leg, and It Cannot Be Removed Until It Sends a Float Up
Photo: dolphinexpresspcb.com

9. This Indeed Is a Heavy Task Since the Dozens of Dolphins Are Guarding Nearly One Quarter of America's Total of 9,962 Nuclear Weapons

This Indeed Is a Heavy Task Since the Dozens of Dolphins Are Guarding Nearly One Quarter of America's Total of 9,962 Nuclear Weapons
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10. In Order to Achieve This Huge, Heavily Protected Base, Two Had to Merge - Bangor and Bremerton

In Order to Achieve This Huge, Heavily Protected Base, Two Had to Merge - Bangor and Bremerton
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11. Thus the Kitsap Base Was Born, Home to the Most Highly Skilled Dolphins Around!

Thus the Kitsap Base Was Born, Home to the Most Highly Skilled Dolphins Around!
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