Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 147

Last week a British newspaper published a story about a group of dolphins that had been trained by the Soviet Black Sea Fleet to perform suicide missions against enemy submarines. The maritime mammals were later turned over to the Ukrainian navy — which is said now to be using them only for "defensive missions". The animals, moreover, have apparently diversified their activities. They are currently being hired out for "dolphin therapy" — a novel form of treatment that has reportedly helped hundred of people overcome ailments ranging from autism to stuttering. The dolphins accomplished these wonders by transmitting "vibrating signals underwater" which realigned the patient’s natural "energy aura." (The Daily Telegraph, July 23)

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