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1000's of Dolphins Block Somali Pirates*

Posted by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates
www.chinaview.cn 2009-04-14 11:18:17    

 
    BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden, the China Radio International reported on Monday.

 

    The Chinese merchant ships escorted by a China's fleet sailed on the Gulf of Aden when they met some suspected pirate ships. Thousands of dolphins suddenly leaped out of water between pirates and merchants when the pirate ships headed for the China's.

    The suspected pirates ships stopped and then turned away. The pirates could only lament their littleness befor the vast number of dolphins. The spectacular scene continued for a while.

    China initiated its three-ship escort task force on Dec. 26 last year after the United Nations Security Council called on countries to patrol gulf and waters off Somalia, one of the world's busiest marine routes, where surging piracy endangered intercontinental shipping.

    China's first fleet has escorted 206 vessels, including 29 foreign merchant vessels, and successfully rescued three foreign merchant ships from pirate attacks.

    About 20 percent of Chinese merchant ships passing through the waters off Somalia were attacked by pirates from January to November in 2008, before the task force was deployed.

    A total of seven ships, either owned by China or carrying Chinese cargo and crew, were hijacked.

    Tianyu No. 8, a Chinese fishing vessel with 16 Chinese and eight foreign sailors aboard, was captured by Somali pirates on Nov. 14 and released in early February.

    The second fleet of Chinese escort ships arrived at the Gulf of Aden on Monday to replace the first fleet.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-04/14/content_11184581.htm

by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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Kays_Mama06
by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Seriously? That would've been a sight! 

blondekosmic15
by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:05 PM


Quoting Kays_Mama06:

Seriously? That would've been a sight! 


Yes, it would be....Dolphins are highly intelligent. I wonder if they sense danger?

Kays_Mama06
by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:07 PM


Quoting blondekosmic15:

 

Quoting Kays_Mama06:

Seriously? That would've been a sight! 


Yes, it would be....Dolphins are highly intelligent. I wonder if they sense danger?

I would think so.. Considering they have been known to attack sharks that are attacking humans or other animals..

Amybelle
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Obama sent them :) 

blondekosmic15
by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:10 PM


Quoting Amybelle:

Obama sent them :) 


Thank you.....

Amybelle
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:14 PM


Quoting blondekosmic15:

 

Quoting Amybelle:

Obama sent them :) 


Thank you.....

You're Welcome :)

blondekosmic15
by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:20 PM


Quoting Kays_Mama06:


Quoting blondekosmic15:

 

Quoting Kays_Mama06:

Seriously? That would've been a sight! 


Yes, it would be....Dolphins are highly intelligent. I wonder if they sense danger?

I would think so.. Considering they have been known to attack sharks that are attacking humans or other animals..


I have read that before....I recently viewed an IMAX presentation in my area w/ my husband & the stories concerning the dolphins were amazing. I was not aware of this but it is illegal to swim w/ undomesticated dolphins for obvious reasons but the trained dolphins which are used @ places such as " Sea World " etc. this of course is acceptable w/ their licensed trainers. The narrator of the film explained that in Latin America it is not illegal to swim w/ wild dolphins so some ppl. who are very familar w/ dolphins & their particular habits will chance swimming & filming them. This can be dangerous tho~

lbranta
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2009 at 11:20 PM

Wow thats such a wonderful story!  Dolphins are such very smart.  I think its wonderful what they did. Now that story really warmed my heart.  Thanks for sharing it with us.

blondekosmic15
by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 11:36 PM


Quoting lbranta:

Wow thats such a wonderful story!  Dolphins are such very smart.  I think its wonderful what they did. Now that story really warmed my heart.  Thanks for sharing it with us.


Your welcome...I enjoyed the story also. A breath of fresh air compared to the majority of the news today~

cdgoldilocks
by Bronze Member on Apr. 15, 2009 at 11:52 PM


Quoting Amybelle:

Obama sent them :) 


Obama only sends unicorns.

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