Military as well as military-trained dolphins have been deployed to protect the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the United States, and this has been going on for at least the last 50 years.
According to the American website Military.com, the training of dolphins for military purposes began in 1967 and continues to this day.
These dolphins are trained in everything from detecting landmines to protecting and rescuing soldiers.
For this purpose, in addition to dolphins, other marine animals are trained under the “US Navy Marine Mammal Program” so that they can perform specific tasks in accordance with military requirements.
It should be noted that dolphins are naturally equipped with powerful sonar which enables them to hear distant sounds while under water and with the help of sound they can see and recognize the objects in the dark depths of the ocean.
This ability to ‘see’ and identify surrounding objects with the help of sound is called ‘echolocation’ (sound orientation) which is strong not only in dolphins but also in bats.
As soon as military-trained dolphins identify an unknown diver or other underwater threat, they immediately approach their supervisor, who gives them a device such as a life jacket.
With this tool, they float back quickly and attach the person or thing to the device which brings the person or thing in the depths of the sea to the surface.
The U.S. Navy has hundreds of dolphins guarding dozens of coastal and marine installations, but one of them is guarding a facility in Bangor, Washington.
It is the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, not only in the United States but also around the world, with about 2,500 atomic bombs and hydrogen bombs, accounting for 25% of US nuclear weapons. (The total number of US nuclear weapons is about ten thousand, which means that the United States has the largest number of nuclear weapons in the world.)
This special troop of dolphins patrols the seas around Banger, Washington installations, and immediately alerts troops in the event of an emergency or even takes suicidal action.
The former Soviet Union is said to have started a similar program in which various marine animals were given military training.
However, after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, present-day Russia pursued the program, but due to financial difficulties, the project was abandoned, and Soviet-trained dolphins were allegedly sold to Iran in 2000.