Maxar Technologies’ satellite imagery shows Russia is using dolphins to protect its naval base in the Black Sea (Satellite image © 2022 Maxar Technologies./Maxar Technologies)
According to satellite images, Russia placed trained dolphins at the entrance to the Black Sea port. The measure is to protect the Kremlin’s naval base on the ground, a naval expert tells The Washington Post.
According to the expert, the images provided by Maxar Technologies to the North American daily show that two dolphins in a restricted area in the Black SeaAt the entrance to the port of Sevastopol in Crimea – which was annexed by Russian forces in Ukraine in 2014.
The submarine expert also reported the situation first to the U.S. Navy Institute last Wednesday. HI Sutton says that the trays were put in place in FebruaryAt the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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According to the analyst, Russia is training these animals to fight specialized Ukrainian divers trying to enter the port to sabotage Russian warships. Something for which the United States also trained marine mammals.
Since 1960, the U.S. Navy train dolphins and sea lions helps protect against potential underwater threats. According to some naval experts, these animals have more advanced sonar known to science, allowing them Easily identify mines and other dangerous objects not detected by electronic sonar.
However, the training program for marine mammals in the United States was discontinued in 1990 following complaints from several animal rights activists that they considered them to be used as weapons of aggression.
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