A new fact of the mass death of the seal was revealed in the water area of Lake Baikal in the Slyudyansky District of the Irkutsk Region, Interfax was informed by the Baikal department of Rosprirodnadzor.
“A telephone message was received about the discovery of seven dead seals near the village of Murino, east of the river Khara-Murino. This is the second fact in the Slyudyansky District of the Irkutsk Region and the third one at Baikal. Our employees left for the place, “the representative of the department said.
According to him, two main versions of the mass death of animals are considered – a disease or a negative change in the habitat.
The first mass death of the Baikal seal was registered last week in Buryatia: on a sandy spit near the settlement of Novy Enkhaluk, tourists found about 30 dead animals.
More than 30 dead seals were discovered by the FGBU “Reserve Baikal” on the coast of Baikal between the villages of Port Baikal and Kultuk in the Slyudyansky district of the Irkutsk region.
Two carcasses of animals were transferred for examination to the veterinary service of the Irkutsk region to determine the cause of death.
Specialists of the Angara-Baikal Administration of Rosrybolovstvo work in two places for the mass death of seals – in the Slyudyansky District of the Irkutsk Region and the Kabansky District of Buryatia.