Darwin the Dolphin -
Talking bottle-nose dolphin on the sci-fi series SEAQUEST DSV/NBC/1993-95.
Ensign Darwin lived aboard the 1,000-foot SeaQuest Deep
Submarine Vehicle (he had his own tank). He communicated via
an electronic device that interpreted his clicks and whistles
into a squeaky human voice.
Darwin was originally brought
onboard by the ship's Captain Nathan Bridger (Roy Scheider) who
designed the submarine to include corridors with water-filled
tubes running along them just above head level for Darwin to
make his way around the vessel. When Darwin goes on missions
outside the sub he wears his own breathing apparatus.
favorite crew member was teenage techno-genius, Lucas Wolenczak
Animal rights anti-captivity groups such as the Florida based
group The Dolphin Project were happy to discover that Darwin was
not a live mammal but rather a mechanical one, although real
dolphins were used on the set and did appear on the show. (See
"If Dolphin's Could Talk" interview in TV Guide 10/23/93
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