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Dolphin settled in the seaside bay Wrangell

Dolphin settled in the seaside bay Wrangell
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A young dolphin settled in the water area of ​​the deep-water bay of Wrangel this summer. Dockers of Vostochny Port JSC first noticed a mammal in early July. But due to its characteristic fin, it was initially mistaken for a shark, the Vostochny Port press service reports.

“And now in the Wrangel Bay for him the most favorable conditions are enough smelt, squid. Also, the dolphin is clear evidence that the waters here are not polluted by drains, oil products, or something else, ”said Sergey Maslennikov, head of the Center for Aquaculture and Coastal Bioresources of the National Scientific Center for Marine Biology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Senior Researcher, Pacific Oceanological Institute. IN AND. Ilyicheva FEB RAS, Doctor of Biological Sciences Vladimir Rakov said that, judging by a number of signs, this is the Pacific white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus obliquidens. This species inhabit from the Kuril Islands to the coast of North America.

“At first, the dolphin stayed in the distance, but after a while he seemed to specifically begin to make representations for us. Frolicked, jumped out of the water, rolled over and swam on his back. If it weren’t for work, you can watch him for hours, ”said Denis Vasiliev, senior stevedore of PPK-3.

The cleanliness of the waters of Wrangel Bay is confirmed by monitoring data. The results were summed up last July by the specialists of Vostochny Port JSC based on the results of the first half of 2019

“Environmental safety and nature conservation is the main priority of our enterprise. Only 3,7 billion rubles were invested in the implementation of a comprehensive environmental program. 7 local wastewater treatment plants are constantly operating in the port, ”said Sergey Mazurenko, director of environmental protection at Vostochny Port JSC.