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Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politics. Because no one has counted the true number of dead and injured marine animals, the scale of the disaster has yet to be assessed. This has to do with the nearby naval submarine base, which houses, among other vessels, the latest Borey-class nuclear submarines. This landfill is located on the bank of a tributary of the Nalycheva River, on the other side of the beach. Video, Woman rescued from burning car by police officer, First baby male gorilla born at Boston zoo. Maxwell denies seeing 'inappropriate' activities, The Countdown: Debate masks, JLaw and 60 Minutes, Why Nigerian protesters are upset with Beyoncé, Woman rescued from burning car by police officer. Публикация от Anton Morozov l Snowave (@snowave_kamchatka), 8 geographical marvels that make Russia absolutely unique, Gone with the waves: Surfing in Kamchatka. But locals have their own other hypotheses. Their first encounter was an ill-tempered mess, but new rules are in place for the Nashville event. Video, First baby male gorilla born at Boston zoo, Lockdown: 'I cycled every street in my 5km radius' Video, Lockdown: 'I cycled every street in my 5km radius', The Covid doctor whose dance video went viral. We will correct this and assign a legal status so as to establish who is responsible for it,” said Vladimir Solodov in a broadcast on Instagram on Oct. 5. Kamchatka Gov. That said, my colleagues, who were closer to Cape Mayachny at about the same time, said they detected an unpleasant smell coming from the ocean that gave them a headache.” Nor did Vsevolod notice any large animals washed ashore, such as octopuses or seals, only “small fish and mollusks in some places,” with no visible damage. Ecological disaster strikes Kamchatka: Devastating images of mass deaths of sea creatures Mass death of sea animals on Kamchatka beaches was reported in Russia’s Far East . This is because, judging by the signs, the pollution runs a lot deeper than just the surface layer of the water, as would be the case after an oil spill. Local residents who used the Pacific beaches complained of vomiting, fever, rashes and swollen eyelids. Video and photos posted on social media show dead octopuses, seals and other dead sea life, as well as a large stretch of discoloured ocean. Greenpeace activists also identified pollution in the water off the coast of Kamchatka, in the form of several slicks of unknown origin. “After a while, all 20 of us at the camp got poisoned. Regional agronomist Anatoly Fedorchenko said in 2006 that “this amount [20 tons of arsenic] is enough to poison the entire northern Pacific Ocean.” Although the landfill was mothballed in 2010, additional checks are now due to be carried out. She said surfers in the area had first complained of feeling ill three weeks ago. But the storm came on Sept. 29, and the situation only deteriorated. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. The causes, however, are still unknown. Thanking local bloggers and surfers for alerting authorities about the situation in an Instagram video Sunday, Solodov said the color of the seawater had evened out in the area and there were no stains on the water that would be indicative of an oil spill. Or did everyone’s camera break at the same time? Morozov had been to a surfer camp on Khalaktyrsky beach — Kamchatka’s “calling card” — many times before, but he had never known anything like this. “We observed a yellowish foam on the ocean surface in various places. On the same day as the storm, local authorities dispatched a team of specialists to take samples, which indicated that the water contained twice the maximum allowable amount of phenol and four times that of oil products. He said a number of surfers have suffered chemical burns to their eyes, adding that he had not seen anything like it in 15 years. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Trump and Biden fly in for final debate clash. Russia’s investigative committee said in a statement Saturday that it had sent a team to look into the mass death of marine mammals in the area and "a possible ecological catastrophe. “The unique nature of Kamchatka, the UNESCO World Natural Heritage is under threat,” head of the climate project with Greenpeace Russia, Vasily Yablokov, said in a statement on the organization’s website. However, there are only three videos [circulating online]. We've got more than 1,7 million followers on Facebook. Other versions cite natural phenomena, and have nothing to do with human activity. Everyone comes with a smartphone, camera, and internet. Indirect evidence for this is that bottom-dwelling species of animals and plants, which were washed ashore in some areas, suffered badly. The slick, or rather volume, since it’s not only on the surface, is moving along the coast,” said Vasily Yablokov, head of Greenpeace Russia’s climate project. Is everyone blind? Photos of lifeless marine animals strewn along the Pacific coast have been posted on social networks, and local surfers complain of nausea and eye cornea burns. Russian investigators said Saturday they were looking into “a possible ecological catastrophe” in the eastern Kamchatka region, after scores of dead sea creatures washed up in one of it bays and surfers reported burns to their eyes and throats. The regional government said preliminary results are expected on Monday. The most logical answer is that there weren’t ‘thousands of dead’ or a ‘cemetery of sea animals’ or an ‘ecological catastrophe,’” wrote lawyer Galina Antonets from Vladivostok on Facebook, who was visiting Kamchatka at the time. Trump and Biden fly in for final debate clash, Woman rescued from burning car by police officer. Governor Vladimir Solodov speaks on the Avacha Bay coast, in Russia's Kamchatka Region, on Sunday. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. We decided it was an intestinal infection. Публикация от Anton Morozov l Snowave (@snowave_kamchatka)5 Окт 2020 в 1:45 PDT. It was unparalleled,” said Anton. ", The committee said there had been reports of increased concentrations of oil products and phenols "from an unidentified source in the sea coastal waters.". Vladimir Solodov said the ecological situation on the Khalaktyrsky Beach was a “source of serious concern,” in a series of videos posted to his Instagram page Friday. Kamchatka is one of Russia's remotest regions, famous for its pristine nature and active volcanoes. Get the week's best stories straight to your inbox. He confirmed the pollution and death of marine life, but stressed that the only large marine fauna to have suffered were four seals, one of which was physically disfigured. Initial analysis detected oil products and phenol in the water. Публикация от Anton Morozov l Snowave (@snowave_kamchatka)3 Окт 2020 в 5:24 PDT. Yuliya Talmazan is a London-based journalist. VideoFirst baby male gorilla born at Boston zoo, Lockdown: 'I cycled every street in my 5km radius' VideoLockdown: 'I cycled every street in my 5km radius', The Covid doctor whose dance video went viral. Local government in the region, which is known for its pristine beaches and volcanic black sand, shared a video of one surfer, Anton Morozov, on Sunday. “Most likely, a killer whale bit its head off, and its body was washed ashore,” said the governor. A dead larga seal lies on the shore of the Khalaktyrsky Beach, Kamchatka Region, Russia, on Oct. 3, 2020. Kamchatka is one of Russia's remotest regions, famous for its pristine nature and active volcanoes. Others in her surfing group had similar symptoms, while some were also throwing up and complained of breathing problems, she added. The following day, he posted another video to the social media site calling on all surfers to seek medical help if they had been exposed. “Khalaktyrsky beach is a very popular place with tourists and locals. For example, the pollution is rumored to be due to a leak of rocket fuel from a military base or a nearby pesticide landfill. Additional water, sand and animal samples from the area were sent to Moscow for analysis, he said. This website uses cookies. On Oct. 4, an additional 250 kg of material was sent to Moscow for examination, including samples of water, sand, and dead animals. Everyone was waiting for a storm, and hoping it would clear everything. Suspicion also fell on the Kozelsk pesticide landfill, especially after Greenpeace posted satellite images of the Khalaktyrka River flowing into the ocean, showing that the river turned a sickly yellow color a month ago on Sept. 9. “The photos depict red algae. Nevertheless, as stated by the military command of the Russian Pacific Fleet, “no exercises involving the use of heavy military equipment” have been held at the Radygino range since June, including the water area. “One of the best surfing beaches in Russia, one of the main tourist attractions of the region is life-threatening and calls into question the development of the region's tourism potential," he added. Kamchatka, Russia’s easternmost region, has been hit by an ecological catastrophe. Personally, I’ve never seen it on the shore,” says Sergei Korostelev, doctor of biological sciences and coordinator of the WWF Russia program for sustainable marine fisheries. It lives at great depths (15 meters and more), and is not afraid of storms. Vladimir Solodov said the ecological situation on the Khalaktyrsky Beach was a “source of serious concern,” in a series of videos posted to his Instagram page Friday. Specialists are collecting samples from the beaches and rivers and using drones to help in their analysis. Dead sea animals wash up on Russia's eastern coast, could be result of pollution. Lifestyle Oct 21 2020 Yekaterina Sinelschikova Alexander Piragis; Anna Strelchenko/TASS /Sputnik Scientists and … “The same can be said about gastropods, whose shells usually get carried to the shore empty. “It’s not an oil slick, but the inflow of fresh water into salty,” the governor explained the Greenpeace images. © 2020 BBC. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}Many dead sea creatures have washed up on beaches in Kamchatka, in Russia's far east, in what is being treated as a major marine pollution incident. Danilova said she had been surfing in the area since August, but three weeks ago she started to struggle with her vision. Surfers in the area have also complained that the sea had an unnatural smell and color. Kamchatka governor Vladimir Solodov said volunteers were also helping the authorities in their investigation. The website says there were reports in late September that the waters on Khalaktyr beach had changed colour and had a peculiar smell.

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