Sleek Sailors--The Navy's Marine Mammal Program
- The Flipper flap. Rothstein, Linda // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Sep/Oct1996, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p8
Focuses on preparations made by the US Navy for the release of their trained bottlenosed dolphins to the wild. Training of the dolphins to guard sensitive installations and special operations; Arrangements made by the US Navy for the transition.
- Navy downsizes its dolphins. Eliot, John L. // National Geographic;Apr95, Vol. 187 Issue 4, p148
Focuses on the United States Navy's downsizing of its elite team of bottlenose dolphins for both research and hazardous duty due to budget cuts. Homes for 25 to 30 animals; Transfer of 20 animals to aquariums and sanctuaries; Range of problems for the Navy's dolphins.
- Why Rome Fell. Midler, George R.; Farmer, Guy W.; Santos, Evan Dale; McCarthy, James; Giacobbe, Anthony M. // Military History;Nov2013, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p6
Several letters to the editor are presented in response the articles "Why Rome Fell" by George R Muller, ""Close Call at Chosin" by Thomas and "Grenada, 1983: Small Island, Big Lessons" by Sharon Tosi in the November, 2013 issue.
- Military Mammals. McKenna, Chris // Boys' Life;Dec2011, Vol. 101 Issue 12, p10
The article highlights the contribution of bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions to the U.S. Navy, which include detecting underwater mines and retrieval of the U.S. Navy's non-explosive training weapons.
- U.S. Navy Dolphins Find Rare Torpedo. // Military History;Nov2013, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p12
The article informs that a 19th century self-propelled torpedo Howell Mark I has been discovered in the Pacific Ocean off Coronado, California, by the bottlenose dolphins who are trained by the U.S. Navy in undersea mine detection.
- SKULL PLATE 14 MARINE MAMMALS. // Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America;2006, p162
An encyclopedia entry for "Marine Mammals" is presented. It offers information about the measurement of the skull plate of several marine mammals, which include the West Indian manatee, harbor seal, California Sea Lion and Common Bottlenose dolphin. Also provided are photographs of the different...
- Microsatellite Diversity in Captive Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Rooney, A.P.; Meritt, D.B. // Journal of Heredity;Jan/Feb99, Vol. 90 Issue 1, p228
Presents information on a study which investigated the utility of microsatellites for managing captive Tursiops truncatus. Examination of genetic diversity among the loci; Alleles found among morphotypes of dolphins; Suggestions for use of genetic markers in captive propagation programs.
- California Sea Lions/Bottlenose Dolphins/Orcas. Millhouser, Frances E. // School Library Journal;Nov2012, Vol. 58 Issue 11, p92
The article reviews the books "California Sea Lions," by Megan Cooley Peterson, "Bottlenose Dolphins," and "Orcas," by Jody Sullivan Rake, all part of the Marine Mammals Series.
- GO FETCH! // Sport Diver;Sep2013, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p10
The article reports on the discovery of a 130-year-old Howell torpedo on the seafloor by bottlenose dolphins involved in the U.S. Navy's mine-hunting training exercise off the coast of San Diego, California in March 2013.