Happy sea lion day! Sea lions are very social creatures with a long history of interacting with humans. In fact, California sea lions have been trained by the U.S Navy Marine Mammal Program and were deployed during both the Vietnam and Iraq Wars. These sea lions worked alongside dolphins as sentries, and if a sea lion came across an unidentified swimmer, it was trained to hand-cuff a device to one of the interloper's limbs. The device was attached to a buoy which would explode and alert people to the intruder's presence. The Navy says they have never trained animals to...
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