Swim At Your Own Risk: Killer Dolphins On The Loose!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Killer Dolphins On The Loose!

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

Experts claim the 36 mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. The dolphins were taught to shoot at divers in wetsuits during simulated terrorist exercises. So if a diver or windsurfer is mistaken for a spy or suicide bomber the dolphin could fire a sleeping dart at them, which is not deadly but what happens if the victim is not found for hours?

An investigator who has worked for government and industry, said he had received intelligence from sources close to the US government's marine fisheries service confirming dolphins had escaped.

The mystery surfaced when a separate group of dolphins was washed from a commercial oceanarium on the Mississippi coast during Katrina. Eight were found with the navy's help, but the dolphins were not returned until US navy scientists had examined them.

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