Thousands of dead starfish wash up on the coast of Sakhalin, Russia
Thousands of sea stars washed up on a beach in Russia on Thursday after a severe storm hit the coastal area. According to experts, it is a phenomenon that occurs more often, but local residents are alarmed.
After this week more than 130 seals washed ashore on the banks of the Russian Lake Baikal , residents of the village of Starodubskoe Thursday also a sinister discovery. Thousands of dead starfishes lay on the beach of Sakhalin, an island in the Russian Far East, which lies between the Sea of Ochotsk and the Japanese sea.
Scientists assure that the massive death of sea creatures is not uncommon, especially after the passing of a severe storm, but local residents are convinced that environmental pollution is the real culprit.
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