Almost 2,000 useless seals discovered off Russian coast: NPR
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Some 1,700 seals have been discovered useless on the coast of the Caspian Sea in southern Russia, officers mentioned Sunday.
Authorities within the Russian province of Dagestan mentioned it’s nonetheless unclear what brought about the animals to die, however most probably they died of pure causes.
Regional authorities initially mentioned on Saturday that 700 useless seals had been discovered on the coast, however on Sunday Zaur Gapizov, head of the Caspian Middle for Environmental Conservation, mentioned, in keeping with the state-run RIA Novosti information company, that after a wider survey of the coast, the variety of useless seals was 1,700.
Gapizov mentioned the seals most likely died a few weeks in the past. He added that there isn’t a indication that they had been killed by poachers.
Specialists from the Federal Company for Fishery and the Prosecutor’s Workplace examined the shoreline and picked up knowledge for laboratory exams, which didn’t instantly reveal any pollution.
A number of earlier mass deaths of seals have been attributed to pure causes.
Knowledge on the variety of seals within the Caspian fluctuate drastically. The Fisheries Company mentioned the overall variety of Caspian seals is 270,000-300,000, whereas the Gapizov Middle put the determine at 70,000.