What they took over in Crimea is where this stems from.
First training exercises with combat dolphins in Crimea by Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Special Forces.
“Training exercises were held with combat dolphins in the Sevastopol Oceanarium in the search of military equipment at a depth of over 60 meters. An object that looked like a mine was spotted by a dolphin and tagged with a buoy,” the source said.
After the fall of the Soviet Union the military dolphin program was passed to the Ukrainian Navy. After Crimea rejoined Russia in March 2014, the program was returned to the Russian Defense Ministry. Continue reading