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*? 2 ALL: DOLPHINS BLOCK SOMALI PIRATES - WHAT ARE YOUR COMMENTS?*

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    Hi All, Is this unusual. Bre. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      Hi All,
      Is this unusual.
      Bre.

      Greg Dempsey wrote:
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      > *The China Radio International reported yesterday*
      > *that thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected *
      > *Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack *
      > *Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden.*
      > (Photo: Cri.cn)
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      > *Hi Team!*
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      > **? 2 ALL:*
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      > *DOLPHINS BLOCK SOMALI PIRATES -*
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      > Xinhuanet reports:
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      > "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.
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      > "The suspected pirates ships stopped and then turned away. The
      > pirates could only lament their littleness before the vast number
      > of dolphins. The spectacular scene continued for a while."
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      > */Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates - what are your comments?/*
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      > *Greg Dempsey
      > **http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SECULARHUMANIST*
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      > *Obama - A New Beginning*
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      > *Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates*
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      > * BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhuanet) -- **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. *
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      > * China's first fleet has escorted 206 vessels, including 29
      > foreign merchant vessels, and successfully rescued three foreign
      > merchant ships from pirate attacks. *
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      > * 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. *
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      > * A total of seven ships, either owned by China or carrying Chinese
      > cargo and crew, were hijacked. *
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      > * 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. *
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      > * The second fleet of Chinese escort ships arrived at the Gulf of
      > Aden on Monday to replace the first fleet.*
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      > *(Xinhua and Cri contributed to the story)*
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