The number of dead seals discovered on the shore of Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk Region and Buryatia has increased to 132, the Interfax agency in the Baikal interregional department of Rosprirodnadzor reported Tuesday. “Three carcasses of the dead seals have been raised at three sites of the Baikal coast near the village of Noviy Enkhaluk (Buryatia), near the village of Murino (Irkutsk Region) and along the Circum-Baikal Railway (between the villages of Port Baikal and Kultuk in the Irkutsk Region – IF). mass death of animals is established, “- said the assistant head of the department Irina Shushakova.
According to preliminary data, the largest number of dead animals – more than 90 – was found in Buryatia. In the Irkutsk region 39 carcasses were raised. Shushakova noted that the death of seals from any infection is not yet confirmed – the first samples gave a negative result. Poacher shooting is also excluded. Therefore, the main version is the natural cause – for example, death during a storm. READ MORE