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Russia looks to buy more dolphins for combat use

Documents have been released in Russia indicating that the country’s military are looking to obtain and train dolphins for naval combat missions. Reports suggest that the dolphins will take part in a new training programme and will be delivered before August to the Crimean port city of Sevastopol, which has housed a military dolphin training…

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US Navy forced to stop using harmful sonar in training exercises

A legal battle over the use of powerful sonar, and explosives in naval exercises has ended with the US Navy agreeing to limit their future use in any training to avoid potential harm to whales, dolphins and other marine mammals off Hawaii and California. The decision comes after the US fisheries service was legally challenged…

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Hamas report capture of dolphin 'spy'

It has been reported that the Palestinian Islamist organization, Hamas claims to have captured an Israeli trained dolphin ‘spy’ off the coast of the Gaza Strip. Hamas commandos apparently came across the dolphin whilst on patrol and believed the creature was carrying out a secret mission on behalf of the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad.   …

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Naval exercise probable cause of largest dolphin stranding in UK

A scientific analysis of the UK’s largest common dolphin stranding off the coast of Cornwall in 2008 has stated that the most probable cause of the event were naval exercises in the area at the time. The findings, published in the scientific journal, PLOS ONE refer to the deaths of at least 26 short-beaked common…

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