Posted by: Third Tone Devil | 16 April 2009

Dolphins protect Chinese ships from Somali pirates — Xinhua

Though foreign nations may be out there to get China, at least dolphins can tell right from wrong. Xinhua reports that

Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden.  (…)

The suspected pirates ships stopped and then turned away. The pirates could only lament their littleness befor the vast number of dolphins.  

In absence of other information, we must assume that they have not extended similar services to ships from other nations. Still, the Chinese ships aren’t relying on dolphins only; an unspecified number of warships is accompanying them. The pirates, on the other hand, must be in Greenpeace’s good books. (Coming to think of it, Greenpeace isn’t above a bit of piracy itself, so it makes sense.)

(Thanks to Lisa Wynn for sending the link!)


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