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Dolphins used in minesweeping operations during RIMPAC exercise

Dolphins used in minesweeping operations during RIMPAC exercise

Business
July 30 (UPI) -- Bottlenose dolphins in the U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Systems Program recently participated in mine clearance training during the Rim of the Pacific exercise. The dolphins, known as Mark 7 Marine Mammal Systems, are part of the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal program based out of Naval Base Loma, Calif. Technicians directed the dolphins to detect and mark simulated mines as part of RIMPAC SOCAL, according to the Navy. The dolphins were transported in padded mats by small boat and were slid into the water. When deployed near a mine, they would typically discover it within 30 seconds, Navy officials said. After signaling to their handler that they found a mine, and then being sent back down to confirm, they are given a marker to place near the mine. After divers confirm the dolphin'...
Before feeding, Risso's dolphins plan their dives

Before feeding, Risso's dolphins plan their dives

Science
March 1 (UPI) -- Risso's dolphins are planners. According to new research, the unique dolphin species coordinate their dives, using learned information to inform their next dive strategy.Because dolphins are mammals and breathe oxygen, they have a finite amount of time underwater tracking down something to eat. Therefore, they must be efficient. Luckily, they boast impressive cognitive abilities in addition to their speed and agility."Lab experiments that test the memory of animals for the location of food show that they have a similar ability to that of humans," Patricia Arranz, a research biologist at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, said in a news release.Given their social nature and advanced cognition, scientists hypothesized that dolphins boost the efficiency of their forag...
Tom Brady tosses four touchdowns as New England Patriots rout Miami Dolphins

Tom Brady tosses four touchdowns as New England Patriots rout Miami Dolphins

Sports
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes, two to tight end Rob Gronkowski, and the New England Patriots cruised to their seventh straight victory, a 35-17 rout of the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Running back Rex Burkhead also scored twice (one pass, one run) as the Patriots (9-2) sent Miami (4-7) to its fifth straight loss -- and its eighth straight at Gillette Stadium. Brady had a string of 189 straight passes without an interception snapped, but went on to complete his 83rd game with at least three touchdown passes. Brady has thrown 54 touchdown passes and five interceptions in 23 games since returning from his Deflategate suspension. He has 26 touchdown passes this season, a record for quarterbacks in a season after turning 40. It was also his 28th game with at least fou...
De'Veon Smith: Miami Dolphins promote RB, waive Rey Maualuga

De'Veon Smith: Miami Dolphins promote RB, waive Rey Maualuga

Sports
Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins have promoted practice squad running back De'Veon Smith.Miami also waived linebacker Rey Maualuga. The Dolphins announced the moves Saturday.Smith, 23, signed with the Dolphins on May 5 as an undrafted college free agent. The 5 foot 11, 221 pound running back had 35 yards on 12 carries this preseason for the Dolphins. The University of Michigan product had 2,235 yards and 22 touchdowns on 495 carries during his four-year tenure with the Wolverines.Maualuga, 30, entered the NFL as a second round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2009 NFL Draft. The 6 foot 1, 254 pound defender joined the Dolphins on Aug. 19. Maualuga had 23 tackles in six games this season. He started four games for the Dolphins.After Jay Ajayi's trade to the Philadelphia Eagles on Oc...
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers maul Miami Dolphins

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers maul Miami Dolphins

Sports
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton threw four touchdown passes and the Carolina Panthers pounded the Miami Dolphins in a 45-21 victory on Monday night at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers (7-3) scored 21 points in just more than eight minutes spanning both halves. That helped Carolina to a season-high point total against the NFL's lowest-scoring team. Newton was 21 of 35 for 254 yards. He also rushed for 95 yards on five carries, including a 69-yard burst in the third quarter. Carolina's 548 total yards marked a franchise record. Panthers rookie running back Christian McCaffrey scored on a run and a reception and wide receiver Devin Funchess caught two touchdown passes, the last a 32-yarder from Newton with 8:20 remaining. Running back Jonathan Stewart picked up a season-high 110 rushing ya...