Newly-released satellite images provide further proof that Russia sent trained dolphins to Syria.
Newly released satellite images show Russia used dolphins of war in Syria. Is the future of arms-control in limiting the number of war dolphins countries can have? Do dolphins even have arms?
— Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (@MissileDefAdv) July 21, 2020
This was reported by H.I. Sutton, who is the customary source of similar breaking reports.
He reminded that the Russian Navy’s marine mammal projects became infamous when a tame Beluga whale turned up in Norway in April 2019.
The trained Beluga whale then defected to the “enemy” after being fed by sailors.
These satellite images are a follow-up on an earlier report that the Russian Navy had deployed trained seals and dolphins to protect Tartus port in Syria back in late 2018.
“Now evidence has emerged that the Russian Navy sent trained dolphins to support its war in Syria, deploying them to the naval base at Tartus in late 2018.”
Initially, Sutton came across the marine mammals when he was reviewing satellite images of Tartus.
The deployment is visible in historical satellite imagery, for example Google Earth, at 34°54’35.16″N, 35°51’46.46″E.
Another location that can be seen on Google Earth is in the Black Sea, at a unit base near Sevastopol, Crimea.
This base is at 44°34’53.12″N, 33°24’8.36″E.
According to Sutton, there was a chance, as previously reported, that the mammals were seals, but dolphins is “more likely.”
“The dolphins would likely be used to counter enemy divers who might try to sabotage ships in the port. The marine mammals might also be used to retrieve objects from the sea floor or to perform intelligence missions.”
Hopefully they don’t just desert and switch sides after being fed by the “enemy.”
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