Russia is using military-trained dolphins in the Black Sea, according to satellite images - New Style Motorsport

Russia has deployed military-trained dolphins to protect its Black Sea naval base in Crimea from submarine attack, new satellite images reveal.

The images, taken by the American satellite company Maxar and reviewed by the non-profit professional military association US Naval Institute, show that two dolphin pens were placed at the entrance to the port of Sevastopol at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February. The port, which is located on the southern tip of Crimea, is a major port and of vital military importance to Russia. While many of the Russian ships anchored there are out of range of Ukrainian missiles, they could still be attacked underwater, yielding trained bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) an important role to play in his defense.

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