The reason for the mass death of animals in Avacha Bay in Kamchatka Krai was the bloom of flagellate algae “karenia”.
According to the Russian agency TASS, such a statement was made by Tatiana Orlova, director of the Zhirmunsky National Scientific Center for Marine Biology.
“At the height of the algae bloom, up to three tons of organic matter per square kilometer of water area entered Kamchatka’s coastal waters daily,” Orlova explained.
According to her, “Karenia” is not the most dangerous type of microalgae. The expert stressed that scientists are trying to learn how to predict “red tides” in order to be able to reduce harm to the environment.
But without the participation of special government agencies, science will not be able to minimize the risks.