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Moldova. Media: Since the war in Ukraine began, over 900 dolphins have died in the Black Sea

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Moldovan media report that over 900 dolphins have died in the Black Sea since the war in Ukraine began. Russian warships using sonar, which can disturb the orientation of these animals, are particularly contributing to the mass extinction of dolphins.

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Since the Russian invasion began Ukraine On February 24, 2022, along with military operations in the Black Sea, the death of over 900 dolphins in this water body was confirmed, but in fact many more of these animals could have died – reports the Moldovan daily “Ziarul de Garda”.

Not all dead dolphins were washed ashore or identified by veterinary services, the Chisinau newspaper notes.

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900 marine mammals died only in the part of the Black Sea, off the coast of Ukraine, RomaniaBulgaria and Turkey – the daily reports, citing the Ukrainian Minister of Environmental Protection, Ruslan Striletz.

Factors that may have contributed to the mass death of dolphins

“Ziarul de Garda”, citing biologists, points out that the mass extinction of dolphins is mainly due to Russian warships using sonars, which can disturb the orientation of these animals.

Russian ships in the Black Seamil.ru

According to experts, dolphins’ bodies may also be damaged by the loud sounds of rocket launches and low-flying fighter jets.

Other factors that could have contributed to the mass death of dolphins in the Black Sea include a large number of mines in the water, fuel leaks from warships and the explosion of the dam in Novaya Kakhovka on the Dnieper, which released masses of polluted water.

Main photo source: mil.ru



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