132 dead seals wash up on the shores of Lake Baikal in Russia

Третий факт массовой гибели нерпы выявлен на Байкале

INTERFAX.RU-Number found on the shores of Lake Baikal in Irkutsk oblast and Buryatia dead seals increased to 132, “Interfax” in the Baikal interregional Department of Rosprirodnadzor in Tuesday.
“At three sites of the Baikal coast-the village of New Enkhaluk (Buryatia), near the village of Murino (Irkutsk region) and along the Circum-Baikal Railway (between the villages of port Baikal and Kultuk in Irkutsk region) to the raised so far 132 mascara dead seals. The reason for the mass death of animals is established, “said Assistant Manager Irina Shushakova.
According to preliminary data, the largest number of dead animals-more than 90-found in Buryatia. In the Irkutsk region raised 39 carcasses.
Shushakova noted that deaths of seals from any infection has not yet confirmed-the first samples gave negative results. Illegal hunting is also deleted. Therefore, the basic version is the natural cause-for example, the deaths during the storm.
It was earlier reported that three facts of mass deaths of Baikal seals were registered at the end of October on the shores of Lake Baikal, two in Sljudjanskom district of Irkutsk region and one in Kabanskom region of Buryatia.
In Buryatia on the sand spit near the locality of New Enkhaluk tourists found around 30 dead animals. In the Irkutsk region staff RAMS “Reserved Baikal” found 31 killed animal when traversing the coast between port Baikal and Kultuk, seven more carcasses were found near the village of Murino.
It was also reported that according to preliminary data from the autopsy seals, animals died from cardiac arrest. The first result of the laboratory examination of samples showed lack of canine distemper virus.
Currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the seal are engaged in the Angara-Baikal regional office Rosrybolovstva, Baikal interregional Office of Rosprirodnadzor, the territorial Department of Rosselkhoznadzor, regional veterinary services, FGBU”Zapovednoe Baikal” Limnological Institute of the SB RAS and the West-Baikal environmental Prosecutor’s Office.
The Baikal seal, Lake Baikal seal, or one of three species of freshwater seals in the world, endemic to Lake Baikal. Currently the population of seals in Lake is more than 100 thousand. goals.
Courtesy of interfax.ru

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