The sharks with frickin' lasers on their heads were unavailable, apparently. So instead, the U.S. Navy wants to use teams of strobelight-wielding dolphins and sea lions, to protect a nuclear submarine base against enemy swimmers.
The plan, first floated in 2007, enraged local environmentalist groups. Sure, dolphins already patrol the sub base in Kings Bay, Georgia, they argue. But in the waters around Washington state's Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, flipper and friends would just be too chilly.
Leave it to the animal rights killjoys to complain. What dolphin wouldn't just love to go Rambo on the rest of the sea world with weapons provided by Uncle Sam? Believe me, if they could talk, the dolphins would love this idea.