Ukrainian tourists suffered massively due to the invasion of jellyfish in the Sea of Azov. About it informs UNIAN agency.
Vacationers get burns despite the fact that while swimming they may not even touch the living creatures. As eco-activist Pavel Vyshebaba stated, this is due to the high concentration of poison in the water.
Eyewitnesses note that workers remove thousands of jellyfish from the beach every day, but this does not change the situation – the waves are carrying more and more marine life to the coast.
According to Vyshebaba, the invasion of jellyfish can be explained by changes in the climate and water balance of the Azov Sea. He also added that the recent warming of winters in the region creates favorable conditions for their habitation.
“The imbalance in the ecosystem is obvious even to those who did not believe in climate change. Not far from our holiday in one place there was a tornado, in another – an invasion of spiders, in a third – an invasion of mosquitoes, jellyfish everywhere, ”the specialist commented on the situation.
Earlier in July, jellyfish flooded the coast of the Azov Sea. So, individuals up to 40 centimeters in diameter were seen in the Krasnodar Territory, in Temryuk and Dolzhansky districts. Ecologist Veniamin Golubitchenko recommended not to touch marine life, as they burn human skin with poison.