The Russian military is looking for a few good dolphins

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The Russian military is looking for five dolphins to help out with operations in Crimea. As the AFP news agency reports, the Russian defense ministry announced its search in a procurement document published to its website this week, opening the bidding at 1.75 million ruble ($24,000). The ministry is looking for two female and three male dolphins between the ages of three and five, and it wants them delivered to the Crimean city of Sevastopol by August 1st. The document specifies that the animals should have perfect teeth and “display motor activity,” according to Russian news agency TASS, though it does not state the tasks that the dolphins will carry out.

Both Russia and the US have a long history of using dolphins and other mammals…

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