How To Train Your Dolphin To Be An Assassin

Military dolphins

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On Tuesday we heard about the Ukrainian marine mammal program, which trains dolphins to not only find mines in the water and track down divers, but supposedly these dolphins are also outfitted with weapons that they can be used to kill people and even put a bomb on a submarine.We started wondering, how would one go about training these dolphins?

Here’s your step-by-step guide, inspired by this History Channel clip about the Soviet training program used in the 60s.  

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title=”But, in the Soviet Union dolphin program they relied on fear and anxiety. To do this with your dolphin, drain water from its pen to wear down its resistance and put it in a harness and muzzle.”
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title=”Whatever you do, don’t try to control them using electrodes in their brains — the Soviets tried this and through trial and error discovered the animals usually died. “There’s just no reliable way to force dolphins to take orders like go to the left or go to the right,” Vadim Belyaev said.”
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title=”Equip your dolphin with a nose cone that contains a small clamp. Train the dolphin to swim up to the diver and nudge him with the cone, which tags him so divers could find him from the surface.”
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title=”To train the dolphins, the U.S, military’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team would reward dolphins with sardines when they “killed” a diver pretending to be the enemy.”
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