Is The Russian Navy Training Whales To Be Weapons?

Daily Mail: Fishermen discover beluga whale 'trained by Russian Navy' and wearing a harness off of Norway

* Norwegian fisherman have freed a beluga whale wearing a tight harness
* The crew jumped into the freezing water to release it on Friday
* The strap featured a camera mount and 'equipment of St. Petersburg' label
* This has prompted speculation the whale may have escaped the Russian Navy

Norwegian fisherman have discovered a beluga whale wearing a tight harness with a camera attachment - sparking speculation the animal belongs to the Russian Navy.

The crew worked together to release the animal from the straps on Saturday.

One of the fisherman told Norway's state broadcaster NRK they jumped into the freezing water to help the animal.

He said: 'When I was lying in the water, he came all the way up to the side, and I managed to reach the front buckle and open it.'

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More News On Reports That Russia May Be Training Whales To Be Weapons

Beluga whale with Russian harness raises alarm in Norway -- AP
Whale with harness could be Russian weapon, say Norwegian experts -- The Guardian
Whales trained by Russia's military may be harassing fishermen from NATO ally Norway -- CBS
A harness-wearing whale that keeps headbutting ships in the Arctic Circle could be a Russian military asset, Norwegian scientists say -- Business Insider
Norway Claims Caught Runaway "Spy Whale" From Russia (PHOTO, VIDEO) -- Sputnik

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