Dozens of Stingrays found dead, ‘very rare phenomenon’ on a beach in Vitoria, Brazil
Dozens of stingrays were found dead on the edge of Camburi Beach in Victoria Photo: WhatsApp TV Victory
Nobody knows for sure what were the causes of the fact. According to the Director of the Orca, Lupércio Aguilar, one of the possible causes can be a mass stranding
Dozens of stingrays were found dead on the edge of Camburi Beach in Victoria, on Tuesday morning (21). The Civil Police should investigate the fact to know if the reason of dead animals was natural or criminal order.
Nobody knows for sure what were the causes of the fact. According to the Director of the Orca, Lupércio Aguilar, one of the possible causes can be a mass stranding.
“As far as I can see this is a very rare phenomenon. I think a mass stranding of Manta Rays, whales and dolphins. With stingrays, the phenomenon is very rare and you only get news from a hit in Israel, in 2003, “says Aguilar.
Lupércio does not believe in the possibility of foul play. “I don’t think it was a crime, because the rays are worth money, and if they were handles in fishing nets they wouldn’t leave it like this, especially with that number so big”, he adds.
From the screenshots, it is not possible to have a certainty about what is the species of the animal, but it is believed that the animals are stingrays-nail (Dasyatis Americana), common species in the Bay of the Holy Spirit.
For oceanographer Bruno Berger rabbit, however, the motive of the animals can be an illegal practice commonly committed by fishermen at night in Cambridge.
As they were a few hours on the beach, the stingrays have caused bad smell and have attracted buzzards Photo: WhatsApp TV Victory
“What happens is something very serious, are fishing trawlers from Cameroon, which is illegal, that’s been going on forever in Cambridge. On many nights this happens and we always informs the police and also with the municipality, for at least the fact, “he says.
In a statement, the Environmental military police (PMA) reported that a team will place this Tuesday (21) to verify the situation and report the facts in a case that will be presented at the station of Environmental Crimes, so that the Civil Police investigate the case.
The note stresses that environmental crimes are monitored in partnership between the environmental police with the municipal environmental agencies, in addition to the Instituto Estadual de Meio Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos (Iema) and the Institute of Agricultural and forest Defense of the Holy Spirit (Idaf).
Also note, the Iema reported that also sent a team to investigate the complaint of pollution in the case of stingrays.
Courtesy of folhavitoria.com.b