From Discovery News: Dolphin Trained By U.S. Navy Finds 19th Century Torpedo

From Discovery News: Dolphin Trained By U.S. Navy Finds 19th Century Torpedo

I would like one of these history-finding dolphins, please.

Here’s a quote from the article: Navy Dolphin Finds Rare 130-Year-Old Torpedo

“A Navy dolphin training to look for mines off the coast of San Diego found a museum-worthy 19th-century torpedo on the seafloor, military officials said.

The brass-coated, retro wonder of technology was one of the first self-propelled torpedoes used by the U.S. Navy. Just 50 of these so-called Howell torpedoes were made and only one other example has been recovered[…]  The 130-year-old, 11-foot-long (3.3 meters) weapon was discovered back in March during a mine-hunting exercise that the Space and Naval warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) was conducting with bottlenose dolphins.”

Source for photo and article: [Discovery News]

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2 Responses to From Discovery News: Dolphin Trained By U.S. Navy Finds 19th Century Torpedo

  1. Thanks so much, Maarit! You’ve made my day! 🙂

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