Es sorprendente que un ejercito tenga que recurrir a delfines para buscar y encontrar minas submarinas, pero así ocurre. El potente sonar biológico de estos mamíferos marinos se emplea, al parecer con éxito, allá donde fallan los sonars tradicionales. Pasteo aquí la noticia:

"Dolphins join war effort in Iraq

Military: Mammals are trained to detect mines in waters of Umm Qasr.
By Associated Press

CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar You've heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, but mine-sniffing dolphins?

Coalition forces have brought in two specially trained bottle-nosed Atlantic dolphins to help ferret out mines in the approaches of the port of Umm Qasr, Maj. Gen. Victor Renuart of the Central Command said Tuesday.

The dolphins will help clear the way for the shipment of humanitarian aid to allied-held southern Iraq, Renuart said.

"Our maritime forces are hard at work supporting air operations, maintaining security to the Arabian Gulf for all shipping and completing the difficult task of demining Iraqi waters,' Renuart said. "...We have some specially trained dolphins that are out there helping us to determine where mines may be in the channels.'

The dolphins, named Makai and Tacoma, were flown into Umm Qasr by U.S. Navy helicopters Tuesday night and were expected to begin searching for mines today.

The dolphins are taught to avoid touching the mines, which might cause them to explode, said Capt. Mike Tillotson, a Navy bomb disposal expert. He said there was little risk to animals doing this kind of work.

The biggest hazard could come from other indigenous dolphins in the waters of Umm Qasr.

Dolphins are territorial and there is a fear local dolphins might drive the interlopers out, causing them to go AWOL.

The Navy started using marine mammals in the early 1960s, when military researchers began looking into how sea mammals' highly developed senses could be harnessed to locate mines and do other underwater tasks.

Dolphins were used in the 1970s during the Vietnam War. "

# - Escrito por Fabrizio el 2003-03-26 a las 21:46


Referencias (TrackBacks)

URL de trackback de esta historia http://fbenedetti.blogalia.com//trackbacks/6501

Comentarios

1
De: eledhwen Fecha: 2003-03-26 21:57

Algo comentaba Alba Díaz hoy en La Voz de Galicia sobre el asunto. Lamentablemente en la versión electrónica no está la foto.



2
De: el paseante Fecha: 2003-03-26 22:20

Tengan por seguro que ya habrá alguien investigando la posibilidad de amaestrar tiburones para que se jalen a los delfines-antiminas, y luego otros amaestrarán tiburones más grandes anti-tiburones-antidelfines-antiminas, con lo cual luego habrá que contratar al sheriff ese de Tiburón para que se cargue a los j...... megatiburones súper enormes anti-delfines-antiminas, y así sucesivamente ad infinitum.



3
De: Akin Fecha: 2003-03-26 22:41

Haciendo caso de mi conocido magufismo y no oculta ecolatría... ¿No podrían irse a tomar por culo los militares y dejar a mis peces-mamíferos favoritos en paz?

Ojalá al menos los animales pudiesen quedarse al margen de los militares y sus juegos mortales.



4
De: Algernon Fecha: 2003-03-26 22:49

Estoy de acuerdo con Akin... defender a los delfines puede suponer un sesgo peligroso (son animales, y también saben ser agresivos), pero en general son tan inteligentes que despiertan en nosotros una innata simpatía. Es una pena adiestrarlos para estas cosas.



5
De: el paseante Fecha: 2003-03-27 01:55

De todas maneras, siempre será preferible tener delfines anti-minas que minas anti-delfines, lo cual no deja de ser perfectamente absurdo.



6
De: Elultimoqueapaguelaluz Fecha: 2003-03-27 03:45

La que tenia que ser la guerra de las galaxia acaba empleando a mamíferos amaestrados. Batiendo el campo enemigo con artillería pesada, tomando ciudades cuerpo a cuerpo y bombardeando a la población civil colateralmente (Que mata lo mismo, pero escuece menos).
Ahora resulta que la eficacia de la tecnología de guerra se basa en que nadie le suministre al enemigo lo que está prohibido. Savio empeño en el que colaboro la ONU para acabar como puta por rastrojo.



7
De: ElPez Fecha: 2003-03-27 08:06

Realmente, creo recordar que los primeros que empezaron a emplear delfines adiestrados para fines militares fueron los soviéticos en los 60. Una pareja de delfines bien entrenados se encontraba en cada base soviética para finales de los 60... Aparte de para usos de búsqueda y rescate en el mar, se usaban también para vigilancia submarina: se les adiestraba a que si veían a un submarinista en el área que controlaban apretaran con la nariz (donde llevaban una pinza de titanio) un botón de alarma. Se sospechaba además que algunos habían sido entrenados para la colocación de bombas lapa en el casco de los buques...
Ah... encontré el enlace de lo que había leído: éste.



8
De: ROBERTO Fecha: 2003-10-04 06:23

bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb



9
De: Adam Fecha: 2019-01-15 07:49

HP Printer Support
HP Computer Support
HP Laptop Support
HP Printer Customer Service
HP Printer Drivers
HP Printer Helpline
HP Printer Atlanta
HP Printer Baltimore MD
HP Printer Berkeley CA
HP Printer Boston
HP Printer Chicago
Dell Customer Service
Samsung Customer Service
Toshiba Customer Service
Panasonic Customer Service
Epson Customer Service
Sharp Customer Service
Printronix Customer Service
Lemark Customer Service
Canon Customer Service
HP Printer Repair Near Me
HP Printer Orange County
HP Printer Orlando
HP Printer Pasadena CA
HP Printer Phoenix
HP Printer Portland Oregon
HP Printer Raleigh NC
HP Printer Sacramento
HP Printer San Diego
HP Printer San Francisco
HP Printer San Jose
HP Printer Seattle
HP Printer St Louis MO
HP Printer Tulsa
HP Printer Vancouver WA
HP Printer Setup
HP Printer Harvey Norman
HP Sacnner Support
HP Support Phone Number
HP Printer Installation
The Customer Service Phone Number
About Us
Adt Customer Service
Air India Express Airlines Customer Service
Airasia India Customer Service
Airlines Customer Service
Alaska Airlines Customer Service
Allegiant Air Customer Service
Amazon Customer Service Number
Apple Customer Service Number
Atlas Air Customer Service
Att Business Customer Service Number
Att Customer Service Number
Att Email Customer Service
Bank Of America Customer Service Number
Banks Customer Service
Boost Mobile Customer Service Number
British Airways Customer Service Number
British Airways Executive Club Customer Service Number
British Airways Uk Customer Service Number
Cable Companies Customer Service
Car Rental Customer Service
Cathay Pacific Airlines Customer Service
Chase Customer Service Number
Citizens Bank Customer Service Number
Comcast Customer Service Number
Comcast Email Customer Service
Comcast Xfinity Home Security Systems Customer Service Number
Companies
Computer Customer Service
Consumer Service Customer Service
Contact Us
Delta Airlines Skymiles Customer Service Number
Delta Customer Service Number
Department Store Customer Service
Dish Network Customer Service Number
Ebay Customer Service Number
Email
Enterprise Rent A Car Customer Service Number
Envoy Air Customer Service
Equifax Customer Service Number
Etihad Airways Customer Service
Expedia Customer Service Number
Fedex Canada Customer Service Number
Fedex Customer Service Number
Fedex International Customer Service Number
Geico Customer Service Number
Godaddy Email Customer Service
Government Customer Service
Hertz Customer Service Number
Home Security
Hp Customer Service
Hulu Customer Service Number
Icloud Mail Customer Service
Incredimail Customer Service
Insurance Customer Service
Irs Customer Service Number
Jet Airways Customer Service
Jetblue Airlines Customer Service Number
Juno Email Customer Service
Kroger Customer Service Number
Lufthansa Airlines Customer Service
Macy Customer Service Number
Malaysia Airlines Customer Service
Medco Pharmacy Customer Service Number
Netflix Customer Service Number
Office 365 Email Customer Service
Outlook Email Customer Service
Paypal Customer Service Number
Pharmacy Customer Service
Phone Company Customer Service
Roadrunner Email Customer Service
Sbcglobal Email Customer Service
Shipping Customer Service
Shopping Customer Service
Singapore Airlines Customer Service
Skywest Airlines Customer Service
Spicejet Airlines Customer Service
Spirit Airline Customer Service
Sprint Customer Service Number
Store
Straight Talk Customer Service Number
Supermarket Customer Service
T Mobile Customer Service Number
Tech
Thai Airways Customer Service
Time Warner Cable Customer Service Number
Trujet Airlines Customer Service
Turkish Airlines Customer Service
Uber Customer Service Number
United Airlines Customer Service Number
Ups Customer Service Number
Ups Freight Customer Service Number
Ups Mail Innovations Customer Service Number
Ups Uk Customer Service Number
Verizon Customer Service Number
Verizon Email Customer Service
Virgin America Customer Service Number
Visa Customer Service Number
Vivint Customer Service
Wells Fargo Customer Service Number
Xfinity Email Customer Service
Yahoo Customer Service Number
Yahoo Email Customer Service
Zoho Mail Customer Service
Dell Customer Service
Samsung Customer Service
Toshiba Customer Service
Panasonic Customer Service
Epson Customer Service
Sharp Customer Service
Printronix Customer Service
Lemark Customer Service
Canon Customer Service
Printer Support
Apple Wireless Printer Support
Brother Printer Support
Canon Printer Support
Contact Printer Support
Dell Printer Support
Epson Printer Support
HP Printer Support
Kodak Printer Support
Konica Minolta Printer Support
Kyocera Printer Support
Lanier Printer Support
Lexmark Printer Support
OKI Printer Support
Panasonic Printer Support
Ricoh Printer Support
Samsung Printer Support
Sharp Printer Support
Toshiba Printer Support
Xerox Printer Support
Google Chrome Customer Service
Mozilla Firefox Customer Service
Opera Mini Customer Service
Safari Customer Service
Internet Explorer Customer Service
Seamonkey Customer Service
Microsoft Edge Customer Service
Netscape Browser Customer Service
UC Browser Customer Service
Slimjet Browser Customer Service
Home Security Customer Service



Ver historias anteriores