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RAS: nature is to blame for water pollution in Kamchatka

RAS: nature is to blame for water pollution in Kamchatka
Photo: greenpeace.ru / Matvey Paramoshin

Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrei Adrianov said that it was the natural factor that caused water pollution in Kamchatka. The mass death of aquatic organisms occurred due to the bloom of toxic algae.

As the RIA News", the scientist named the effect of toxins of Karenia species, representatives of dinoflagellates, as the reason. In humans, blooming of such algae can cause respiratory distress and neurotoxic poisoning.

Mikhail Kirpichnikov, head of the Department of Bioengineering at Moscow State University named after Lomonosov, said that Russian scientists discovered large spots of toxic plankton in Kamchatka in the spring. The spot came from Japan, then shifted to Chukotka, and then shifted to the southeastern and southwestern coasts of Kamchatka.

Today, the RF IC stated that the main version of the pollution of the Avacha Bay water area in Kamchatka considers the natural cause... 20 investigators and criminologists continue to work at the scene.

In early October, the Greenpeace team recorded water pollution in the form of several spots of unknown origin.

Scientists have repeatedly stated that they consider red tides as the main reason for the pollution of Avacha Bay in Kamchatka - bloom of toxic algae... The Moscow State University scientist believes that climate warming could cause active algae bloom in Kamchatka. Such phenomena will occur more and more often with warming water temperatures. Specific substances in the Avacha Bay Rosprirodnadzor did not find


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