On Baikal have identified the cause of mass death of seals. Earlier on the shores of the lake found more than 130 dead animals.
The environmental Prosecutor’s office began an investigation after the mass death of seals on lake Baikal. On the banks of Buryatia and Irkutsk region found more than 130 dead animals, said «TV Center».
What ruined the local seals, it now appears. As specialists declare, traces of mechanical damage on the bodies of the seals is not fixed. The epidemic is also too early to say. The water of lake Baikal were examined for the presence of toxic substances. The investigation took control of the General Prosecutor’s office.
Ringed seals, listed in the Red book. Their population in the lake is about one hundred thousand individuals.