In the Primorsky Territory, tourists found corpses of birds on the coast of Boisman Bay. Eyewitnesses said that they dotted almost 1 km of the beach. The remains were also noticed in the water. People who came from the Slavyanka region and the Krabbe peninsula, opposite the islands of Bolshoi and Maly Gakkel, also claim similar finds.
According to preliminary data, the rhinoceros puffin or long-billed puffin inhabiting the south of Primorye is dying, reports IA PrimaMedia… As Sergei Surmach, senior researcher of the laboratory of ornithology of the Federal Research Center of Biodiversity of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, specified, the situation may affect other species of birds. “It can be both technogenic in nature – due to pollution, and natural epizootology, for example, due to bird flu – this bird nests densely,” said Sergei Surmach.
Earlier in July, the police began a procedural check into the capture of gull chicks on the roofs of Magadan. Birds were found near garbage cans. Sacks of chicks have been found in several places. Most of the birds died. Eyewitnesses claim that the nests with chicks were eliminated by the workers of the regional hospital. Experts consider the elimination of nests “ineffective and unethical.” The information interested the environmental prosecutor’s office, the inspection was entrusted to the department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Magadan.