For decades, naval forces in several countries have used marine mammals, like dolphins, for mine detection and to patrol vulnerable waters. Now, new satellite imagery suggests Russia’s navy is using bottlenose dolphins to protect their Black Sea naval base. The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with Sam LaGrone, editor of the US Naval Institute News about why dolphins are being used as military assets.
Donations from listeners like you are absolutely crucial in funding the great music and human-centered global news you hear on The World. Recurring gifts provide predictable, sustainable support — letting our team focus on telling the stories you don’t hear anywhere else. If you make a gift of $100 or pledge $10/month we’ll send you a curated playlist highlighting some of the team's favorite music from the show Donate today to keep The World spinning.