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Chukotka in the east are found over 800 dead walruses

August 15 2008

Environmentalists are sounding the alarm: in Chukotka, there was a mass death of walruses. Dead Sea Red Data pinnipeds were found in large numbers near the mouth of the river Chegitun. In place of the discovery of carcasses flew a special committee.

The press service of the Chukotka Autonomous Region said that walrus carcasses were marked border patrol vehicle on August 6 in the Chukchi Sea near the mouth of the river Chegitun. The sailors had counted 863 dead animals and called environmentalists.

Upon their arrival, the commission found that the fresh carcasses of walruses with traces of firearms in this area do not. The massive accumulation of dead animals - a consequence of the death of walruses in the autumn of 2007. Noted that the beached animals show signs of decomposition. On the part of the carcass - the traces in the form of holes from pokleva seabirds. Experts believe that the found carcasses of those killed in autumn 2007, a stampede of walruses.

Recall that last year's incident was caused by the panic that has arisen due to fly over the coastal haul long range aircraft and helicopters. On the corpses of walrus tusks are absent, since the population of several villages, carried out by their removal of dead animals. The Commission concluded that the illegal shooting of Pacific walruses residents coastal Arctic Ocean Chukchi municipal area in order to withdraw the canine was not produced. Writes about it, "

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