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Verification of the facts of mass death of the Baikal seal is carried out by the Prosecutor's Office

The West Baikal interdistrict prosecutor's office (on environmental rights) organized a check on the recorded facts of the death of the Baikal endemic - seal (Baikal seal), the ministry said.

It is reported that the Prosecutor's Office received information from the FGBU "The Reserve of the Baikal Region" about the detection of carcasses of the Baikal seals by state inspectors in the Baikal water area along the Circum-Baikal Railway (CBR) 31. The dead animals were found on a stretch from 73 km along 156 km of the Baikal-Amur Railway. The Limnological Institute of the SB RAS has organized an expedition to conduct in-depth scientific research at the scene. The Regional Veterinary Service together with the staff of the FGBU "Zapovednoe Pribaikalye" organized a trip to the site with seizure for examination of two carcasses of seals.

The environmental inspectorate has organized a comprehensive audit, which includes specialists from the Angara-Baikal Territorial Administration of the Federal Agency for Fisheries, the State Fisheries Fund "Gosrybtsentr" and the Glavrybvod FGBU, the Veterinary Service of the Irkutsk Region, the Baikal Department of Rosprirodnadzor, the Rospotrebnadzor Administration in the Irkutsk Region, the Rosselkhoznadzor Administration in the Irkutsk Region and the Republic of Buryatia , scientific staff of FGBU "Zapovednoe Pribaikalye". It is supposed to investigate the chemical composition of the lake's water, what will be done by the Center for Laboratory Analysis and Technical Measurements in the East Siberian region.

According to updated data, 132 dead Baikal seals were found in different parts of the Irkutsk region and Buryatia along the coast of the lake. Previously the cause of death is called cardiac arrest.