Sleek Sailors--The Navy's Marine Mammal Program

Walsh, Don
May 2007
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May2007, Vol. 133 Issue 5, p176
Conference Proceeding
The article discusses the developments of the Marine Mammal Program of the U.S. Navy. According to the author, experiments were made with a variety of marine animals to find which would be best for operational tasks. By 1970, the Navy chose the bottlenose dolphin and the California sea lion as the best subjects for their studies. The agency has made more than 800 publications from all their research since 1970, the largest body of marine mammal data in the world.


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