Toxic algae cause an environmental disaster in Russias Kamchatka region …...

Russian scientists revealed that toxic algae caused the mass death of marine life in the remote volcanic Kamchatka region, and not an environmental disaster of man-made, Sky News reports stated that city residents noticed large quantities of dead animals on beaches, and surfers complained of burns and nausea When approaching water.

Scientists taking samples from the Kamchatka region (1)

Greenpeace said that there were significant deaths of marine creatures in the Kamchatka region earlier this month, noting that animal corpses were drifting on the beaches and that the seawater changed color and began to smell.

Greenpeace found “yellow foam” on the surface of the water, but said that analyzing samples taken with Russian authorities gives little evidence, and that the possibilities include natural causes such as toxic phytoplankton growth or seismic or volcanic activity but that man-made actions could be Also responsible such as dumping toxic waste, fuel leakage, tanker accident or military activity, the WWF said (WWFThe contamination appears to be from a highly soluble substance.

Scientists taking samples from the Kamchatka region (3)

On the other hand, the report indicated, that the Russian authorities believe that naturally occurring algae is the most likely cause, according to the Russian Tass news agency, but there remain questions about why the effects are so severe.

Scientists taking samples from the Kamchatka region (2)

The report added: “But what the algae was responding to is perhaps the most interesting and important question because we want to look at why the oxygen is low in the water. I do not have an answer to this yet.”

The Russian Investigation Commission, which opened an investigation into the crisis as a criminal case, said it is also dealing with natural algae as the most likely cause, and Greenpeace has warned that even if the accident is a natural event, Russia needs to do more to protect normal life.

The group said that its investigations in Kamchatka revealed many environmental problems that could pose a threat in the future, such as landfills of hazardous waste, and pointed to the leakage of thousands of tons of oil products in Timir, Siberia in May as an example of what could go wrong and cause this accident. In staining a local river red with a layer of chemicals that Greenpeace said is 20 cm thick.

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