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Navy Dolphins Find 130-Year-Old Torpedo Off Coast of San Diego

Found during mine-detection training


Navy-trained dolphins have discovered a rare 19th-century torpedo off San Diego's coast.

The 130-year-old Howell Torpedo, one of the first self-propelled torpedoes developed and used by the U.S. Navy, was located off Coronado in early March during a mine-hunting exercise that the Space and Naval warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) was conducting with bottlenose dolphins.