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...Interviewed by Russian broadcaster Govorit Moskva, Col Viktor Baranets said "if we were using this animal for spying do you really think we'd attach a mobile phone number with the message 'please call this number'?"
"We have military dolphins for combat roles, we don't cover that up," he said.
"In Sevastopol (in Crimea) we have a centre for military dolphins, trained to solve various tasks, from analysing the seabed to protecting a stretch of water, killing foreign divers, attaching mines to the hulls of foreign ships."
...During the Cold War the US Navy set up a special programme for training dolphins and sea lions in California.
The US Navy Marine Mammal Program, based in San Diego, uses bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions for locating mines and other dangerous objects on the ocean floor.
The navy website also says the animals are used to detect unauthorised personnel underwater who could potentially harm US ships.
The US Navy deployed dolphins to the Gulf during the Iraq War in 2003 to help mine-clearance teams.
originally posted by: MerkabaTribeEntity
That's an interesting read, thanks for sharing!
I'm reminded of that Russian Beluga spy from a while back, the story further corroborates the one you've shared;
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
cray havock and let slip teh dolphins of war
meh - it doesnt have the same ring to it
originally posted by: Night Star
I think I heard of this years ago, using dolphins as weapons. I suppose a clever move, yet sad for the dolphins. I would prefer to see them just being regular free dolphins that don't include being used as weapons.