Sea Lions, Dolphins Join Fight Against Terrorists

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Dolphins and sea lions wowed the crowd this week during California's annual gathering of first responders for disaster and anti-terrorism exercises. Working for the Navy, a dolphin quickly located a 'terrorist' in the San Francisco Bay, and a sea lion used its mouth to cuff that fake intruder's leg.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Dolphins and sea lions wowed the crowd this week, during California's annual gathering of first responders for disaster and anti-terrorism exercises. Working for the Navy, a dolphin quickly located a terrorist in the San Francisco Bay, and a sea lion used its mouth to cuff that fake intruder's leg. Dolphins use their sonar to detect things in the water humans might miss. It took this team of marine mammals just seconds to spot a fake mine.

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