The U.S. Navy has been training dolphins for attack-and-kill missions since the Cold War. As a part of this program (NMMP), 36 dolphins have been trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater.
The only problem is that these dolphins, which are armed and dangerous, have been missing in the Gulf of Mexico since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The 36 mammals are carrying ‘toxic dart’ guns that can put the target to sleep with just one shot. That’s why there are still concerns that divers may be at risk. These dolphins have been tought to shoot at divers in wetsuits who have simulated terrorists in exercises. If divers or windsurfers are mistaken for a spy or suicide bomber, these dolphins, which are equipped with special harnesses carrying toxic darts, they could fire.
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