Dead seals in Caspian Sea – 04/08/2007

  • November 27, 2013 at 11:29 pm #1458

    Dead Seals — Caspian Sea — Heavy metal from where?

    ” Nearly 250 dead seals have washed up on the shores of the Caspian
    Sea in Kazakhstan in the past week, emergency officials said Saturday.

    Authorities were conducting tests to determined what killed the 247
    seals found by oil workers inspecting the shore in western Mangistau
    region, the Emergencies Agency said.

    Environmentalists have been concerned about increasing exploration of
    the Caspian Sea’s extensive oil reserves.

    Last year, 350 seals and thousands of sturgeon died in a northern
    part of the Caspian region as a result of a heavy metal leak from the
    Kashagan oil field.

    Also, several epidemics of a viral disease have killed thousands of
    Caspian seals since the late 1990s.”

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