Say What?!: Wanted – 5 Dolphins for Service in the Russian Military

say-whatMOSCOW, Russia – Russia is looking to purchase five bottlenose dolphins for military purposes in a contract worth 1.75 million rubles ($25,000), according to a notice posted by the Defense Ministry on the government’s procurement website.

According to the tender, the contractor must catch three male and two female dolphins between the ages of 3 and 5 by Aug. 1. The length of the dolphins’ bodies should not exceed 2.7 meters (the average size for this species).

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