• Short Summary

    Research workers at a United States Navy laboratory in Son Diego are preparing a species of sea lion, said to be untrainable, for deep-sea tests which they hope will provide new information about the marine environment.

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    Research workers at a United States Navy laboratory in Son Diego are preparing a species of sea lion, said to be untrainable, for deep-sea tests which they hope will provide new information about the marine environment.

    The sea lion, named Runner and weighing 800 pounds (326kg), is a member of the Stellar's species -- once believed to be too stupid or stubborn to train.

    At maturity, Runner will weigh about a ton and will be able to dive as deep as 2,000 feet (600 metres). The researchers hope that one day this ability will enable Runner to provide mare knowledge about the diver's "Bends" -- the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the joints, lunge and brain of a diver surfacing too quickly.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WJR0VLX6ACQKHDSK33ZZB1FU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WJR0VLX6ACQKHDSK33ZZB1FU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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