Report: Armed dolphins may be missing

Dolphins trained and armed by the US military may have been swept out into the Gulf of Mexico during Hurricane Katrina:

Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet's smartest.


"My concern is that they have learnt to shoot at divers in wetsuits who have simulated terrorists in exercises. If divers or windsurfers are mistaken for a spy or suicide bomber and if equipped with special harnesses carrying toxic darts, they could fire,"
[accident investigator Leo Sheridan] said.

Maybe the military should look into developing a super-high-tech stealth tuna-fishing boat to take care of this problem.

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