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April 1, 2013 7:22 PM   Subscribe

For this April the first, NPR has a touching story on the efforts to record the stories of retired Navy dolphins.
posted by filthy light thief (13 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm sorry, but there's no transcript up yet, but I think it's worth sticking around for the end.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:24 PM on April 1, 2013


Not to be confused with Navy SEALs ;-)

How long until transcript is up?
posted by discopolo at 7:36 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


The audio story is available now, and I'll transcribe it tomorrow if it isn't up by then.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:38 PM on April 1, 2013


Killer Ukrainian dolphins on the loose
posted by homunculus at 8:08 PM on April 1, 2013


Interestingly, they claim the dolphins are being replaced by underwater drones, turns out there's a lot of military UUVs.
posted by 445supermag at 8:12 PM on April 1, 2013


THE ARMY RESCUE BUNNIES USED IN KOREA
posted by zarq at 9:16 PM on April 1, 2013 [1 favorite]


For Jessamyn, a touching tale of exploding maple trees from 2005.
posted by Madamina at 10:46 PM on April 1, 2013


Somebody at NPR must have remembered this bit from a long-cancelled TV show.
posted by fuse theorem at 11:29 PM on April 1, 2013


Beluga Whale mimics human speech.

Dolphins don't live to be 80 or 90, but there ARE a lot of retired Navy dolphins swimming around out there.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:39 AM on April 2, 2013


...and thanks for all the PTSD.
posted by panaceanot at 5:51 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


The transcript is up, on the same link as the audio story.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:37 AM on April 2, 2013


The prior story was about culling deer from Rock Creek Park in Washington D.C., who are getting the "lethal attention" mentioned at the beginning of this story.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:42 AM on April 2, 2013


Interestingly, they claim the dolphins are being replaced by underwater drones, turns out there's a lot of military UUVs.

Truth. I make AUVs (we don't use "drones" in the underwater world) for mine warfare operations, and yes, they can replace a lot of functions the dolphins currently perform. It's great though. Everyone is so worried about robots that can take human jobs, but no one wants the poor dolphins to get hurt so everyone's perfectly happy to let our robots take theirs!
posted by olinerd at 9:29 AM on April 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


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