Prof. Ivan Rusew from the National Natural Park “Limany Tuzłowski” warns that the hostilities of the Russians have a negative impact on the population of Black Sea dolphins. According to the information he provided, at least 3,000 people have died since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. these mammals.
The “Limany Tuzłowski” National Nature Park is a chain of 13 limans (shallow bays), located in the Danube and Dniester rivers. The area is home to thousands of animals, mainly birds and dolphins. According to Rusewa, but also other scientists, the hostilities in the Black Sea have a negative impact on the fauna that occurs here.
War kills dolphins
“We continue to receive reports of the death of dolphins from Bulgaria and Romania, we analyze available publications in open sources from various countries (…). Our discoveries are alarming. Dolphins, unlike in previous years, they are now dying as a result of hostilities in the Black Seabecause of the senseless and barbaric war caused by the Russians. So far, according to our estimates, at least 3,000 have died. these animals“- Prof. Rusew reported via social media.
According to him, in recent years, the greatest concern has been the death of dolphins in fishing nets, including numerous poaching nets in the Northwest Black Sea. Now the population of these animals is influenced by Russian soldiers.
“Powerful sonars and explosions destroy the delicate navigation system of animals and such” blind “dolphins die of starvation, unable to catch fish. By weakening their organisms, infectious diseases develop, which also contribute to their death” – explained the scientist.
Adam Gaafar, journalist of Wirtualna Polska