About 650-700 dead seals were found on the coast of the Caspian Sea in the Kirovsky district of Makhachkala. This was reported by the North Caucasus Territorial Administration of the Federal Agency for Fishery, posting a video.
The causes of death have not yet been established, specialists from the Volga-Caspian branch of the FGBNU "VNIRO" ("CaspNIRKH") have begun collecting data, including laboratory studies.
The bodies of mammals were found by inspectors of the local department of the Federal Agency for Fishery in the area from the Oil Depot to the mouth of the Sulak River. Now they continue to explore the coast of the sea throughout the republic. The report states that the number of detected seals may increase.
In March last year, environmentalists and local residents reported the mass death of birds and dolphins on the Black Sea coast. The bodies of dead birds and animals were found on the beaches in Anapa, Novorossiysk, Gelendzhik and throughout the Tuapse region. According to environmentalists, about 600 dead birds were found on the Black Sea coast, and dead dolphins are found separately. The administration of Anapa referred to severe cold, environmentalists - to possible toxins.