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dolphin diving suit

a scuba suit for dolphins
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so what if you could make a scuba suit for dolphins that they could use to dive for days on end.

i know it might look silly, but no sillier than the link i posted below. it's not the first time human beings have made diving suits for animals.

teslaberry, Jun 21 2014

scuba cat https://www.youtube...watch?v=1TbLz1sqKGk
[teslaberry, Jun 21 2014]

http://1.bp.blogspo...ghting-Dolphins.jpg [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 22 2014]

A dolphin should be given one of these. https://www.youtube...watch?v=YbNmL6hSNKw
[Voice, Jun 23 2014]

Preheated, if not baked http://kiddywonkus....ng-book-review.html
David Brin "Startide Rising" [normzone, Jun 23 2014]


       How would their sonar work?
not_morrison_rm, Jun 22 2014

       Are the dolphins diving in air or water? In air they would need a golf cart, protective glasses, and something to keep the skin wet.   

       In water the controls would have to be readable and controllable by the dolphin.
popbottle, Jun 22 2014

       Sweet. I would be very surprised if this hasn't already been tinkered with by the Navy for their trained mine-placing dolphin units.   

       If it were possible for dolphins to choose, say, by swimming into an outfitting department, I wonder if they would choose to wear this suit? Or maybe have it taken off except when migrating?
Voice, Jun 22 2014

       At long last, a place to dump the red satin crotchless disco pants from the '70s!   

       Well done, [tesla] Old Bean! [+]
Grogster, Jun 23 2014

       From the idea title, we assumed that this would be a dolphin-shaped suit for humans, thus conferring the advantages of the dolphin's optimal shape to a SCUBA diver.   

       Which would be fine, right up to the point that the diver got harpooned by a bunch of bloodthirsty Nips for "research" purposes ... or is that porpoises ?
8th of 7, Jun 23 2014

       Ha [teslaberry]!
blissmiss, Jun 23 2014


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