1,700 endangered seals wash ashore in Russia (VIDEO)


The mammals have been discovered useless on the Caspian Sea coast and are presumed to have succumbed to pure causes

Over a thousand seals have been discovered useless on the coast of the Caspian Sea, native authorities in Russia’s southern Dagestan Republic mentioned on Sunday. The area’s Ministry of Environment says pure elements are seemingly behind the incident.

Zaur Gapizov, the overall director of the Caspian Nature Protection Center, mentioned the mammals appear to have perished no less than two weeks in the past and been washed ashore by a storm. “There are no signs that they were killed, no remains of fishing nets have been found,” he famous, including that native authorities are persevering with to look at the coast. Gapizov estimated that “most likely, the number of dead seals is much higher” than the 1,700 already discovered.

On Saturday, Dagestan’s Ministry of Environment mentioned “the condition of the internal organs of the examined seals did not confirm the hypothesis that they had been intoxicated with heavy metals or pesticides.”

The ministry collected “a large volume of samples,” which have been despatched to laboratories in Moscow and town of Astrakhan in southern Russia.

According to the Caspian Nature Protection Center, the overall variety of Caspian seals doesn’t exceed 70,000. The mammals are thought of endangered and are included on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) crimson listing.

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