Is Russia Training ‘Spy Whales’?
April 29, 2019 1:20PM EDT
It sounds like something out of a James Bond movie, but officials believe Russia might be training whale spies.
Last week, fishermen off the coast of Norway encountered a white beluga whale wearing a harness. On closer inspection, the harness had the words ‘Equipment of St. Petersburg’ on it.
Officials say the harness could potentially be used to secure a camera or even a weapon, leading to speculation that Russia is using whales for military surveillance.
In the past, both Russia and the U.S. have used trained dolphins to search for mines or other deep sea objects.
Do you think the Russians are training a whale army? Should the U.S. respond?