War in Ukraine: Russian Navy deploys an unusual military strategy at sea

Dolphins being used as sniffer dogs at sea? It sounds like a science fiction plot, but it's actually happening. Dolphins are being used as lookouts.

People using animals for their own purposes is nothing new. We have become accustomed to horses being used as a means of transport and sniffer dogs being used by the police. But now, according to experts, dolphins are being used by Russia in the war against Ukraine.

Russia uses trained military dolphins

But are dolphins being used as trained militants underwater? As improbable as it sounds, it seems to be reality! According to media reports from the USA, an underwater enclosure has been installed at the entrance to the port of Sevastopol.

According to the independent US Naval Institute (USNI), satellite images show that two underwater enclosures were placed in Sevastopol in February - around the time of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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War in Ukraine: Russia deploys an unusual military strategy at sea  Flavio Gasperini / Unsplash

Why dolphins?

But why are dolphins used to monitor an area underwater? As NTV explains, they are suitable for this because of their excellent sense of hearing. They are able to detect mines and other possible dangers.

In Sevastopol, for example, they could be used to ward off enemy divers. Underwater, they could try to penetrate the harbour and sabotage warships. These are currently beyond the range of Ukrainian missiles.

We tell you more about military dolphins in the video!

This article has been translated from Gentside DE.

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