You can't make this shit up, folks! Two specially trained sea lions and a dolphin succeeded in "identifying" a suspicious device attached to a concrete pier piling as part of a counter-terrorism exercise the other day near AT&T Park. The marine mammal team also successfully spotted two suspicious divers and used a leg cuff to "apprehend one of them."

We have no idea how this really helps the cause of port terrorism, barring the introduction of an army of these awesome animals, but we're truly sorry we missed the show. It's like Sea World, Macgruber edition!

Gavin, for his part, said the animals "inspired" him, and some Berkeley stick-in-the-mud from the Earth Island Institute whined that animals shouldn't be made to perform such stunts for our pleasure. But they're fighting terrorists! And they're cute! What's the harm? [SF Gate]