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April 14, 2009

Dolphins Deter Pirates

As if the Somali pirates story wasn’t dramatic and compelling enough, feisty marine mammals have added a new twist. According to China Radio, thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden. When the defiant dolphins leapt out of water between the two parties, the alleged pirate ships stopped and then turned away. Or, as the Chinese media release states: “The pirates could only lament their littleness before the vast number of dolphins.” All right, that’s it. Someone has GOT to make this into a movie.