US use sea lions, whale in army fighting. Californian sea lions became U.S. Navy recruits alongside dolphins. They can attach a clamp, place a radio beacon to a sea mine, which shape they know to recognize. Equipped with camera harness, they also can place a leg-cuff on a diver. Sea lions will be deployed to patrol at Washington State Kitsap-Bangor base.The US Navy currently have 28 California Sea Lions, 80 Atlantic and Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins and one Beluga whale in service. The American forces first began training marine mammals in the early 1960s. They were first put to use between 1970-71 during the Vietnam War where they were brought in to protect the US Army ammunition pier in Cam Ranh Bay. During Operation Iraqi War dolphins were enlisted by the US Navy to plant markers that emit radio signals next to

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