The U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP) is a program administered by the U.S. Navy which studies the military use of marine mammals - principally Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions - and trains animals to perform tasks such as ship and harbor protection, mine detection and clearance, and equipment recovery. The program is based in San Diego, California, where animals are housed and trained on an ongoing basis. NMMP animal teams have been deployed for use in combat zones, such as…

The U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP) is a program administered by the U.S. Navy which studies the military use of marine mammals - principally Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions - and trains animals to perform tasks such as ship and harbor protection, mine detection and clearance, and equipment recovery. The program is based in San Diego, California, where animals are housed and trained on an ongoing basis. NMMP animal teams have been deployed for use in combat zones, such as…

A Navy dolphin training to look for mines off the coast of San Diego found a museum-worthy 19th-century torpedo on the seafloor, military officials said.

A Navy dolphin training to look for mines off the coast of San Diego found a museum-worthy 19th-century torpedo on the seafloor, military officials said.

15 Of The Bravest Military Animals To Ever Serve Their Country

15 Of The Bravest Military Animals To Ever Serve Their Country

of the photos we see are from 5 feet off the ground, taken in a comfortable, open space. The other are ground photos of our pets and shots off of building tops. For this week's Shooting Challenge...

Marine mammals play key roles in detecting mines  (Any statistics on whether any have been injured in the process?  What do others think about this?)

Marine mammals play key roles in detecting mines (Any statistics on whether any have been injured in the process? What do others think about this?)

Other pinner said: "Killer Whale and trainer...they need to do this again" Umm no they don't! This is how people get killed! Watch "Blackfish"!

Other pinner said: "Killer Whale and trainer...they need to do this again" Umm no they don't! This is how people get killed! Watch "Blackfish"!

Camping With Dogs Is The Most Wonderful Thing Ever-- that 3rd picture... <3!

Camping With Dogs Is The Most Wonderful Thing Ever-- that 3rd picture... <3!

Navy Dolphins Scout for Mines in Croatia - Last week, six dolphins took off from their HQ at the U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program in San Diego on a flight to Zagreb, Croatia. Their mission (whether or not they chose to accept it): Find unexploded bombs and shells off the coast of Dubrovnik

Navy Dolphins Scout for Mines in Croatia - Last week, six dolphins took off from their HQ at the U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program in San Diego on a flight to Zagreb, Croatia. Their mission (whether or not they chose to accept it): Find unexploded bombs and shells off the coast of Dubrovnik

Recruits at San Diego Marine Base get first "peek" at new Garand automatic rifle.

Recruits at San Diego Marine Base get first "peek" at new Garand automatic rifle.

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a capabilities brief on the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program by Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1.

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, receives a capabilities brief on the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program by Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1.

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