I’ve spent the last 24 hours desperately compiling a forward-looking piece on efforts within the naval community to make the Navy a more effective anti-pirate force. I filed about an hour ago and my diligent editor, Laura McGann, has been tweaking ever since. And suddenly I discover, thanks to Rob Farley, that I overlooked perhaps the most important component to any conscientious anti-pirate strategy:

Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden, the China Radio International reported on Monday.

Namor the Sub-Mariner did not return a request for comment.

Crossposted to The Streak.

Spencer Ackerman

Spencer Ackerman