Mystery Russian ‘sea poison’ is making locals sick and causing thousands of fish corpses to wash up on shore
RUSSIAN surfers are complaining of poison-like symptoms after returning from the sea.
According to reports, surfers from the Kamchatka region have been suffering from blurred vision, nausea and fever for weeks, amongst other symptoms.
High levels of petrol and other substances in the sea are thought to be responsible for the “poisoning”[/caption]
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Камчатка. Авачинская Бухта. Маленькая бухточка Безымянная. Ровно 4 дня назад @lefffu именно там сняла свое видео, которое я опубликовала на своей странице. Это видео снято сегодня утром. Жуткий запах. Мой товарищ нырял сегодня в двух местах. Чуть позже выложу видео, что он там увидел. Сегодня мы на моторной лодке с ним посетили 4 места. Бухта Станицкого, Безымянная, район бухты Гротовой (как раз на выходе из бухты в Тихий Океан), бухту Шлюпочную. Последняя находится на другой стороне Авачинской бухты. Последствия, конечно, видны везде. Местами у берега цвет воды очень мутный, визуально видно границу где вода чище. На берегу Безымянной и Шлюпочной выброшены морские ежи, животные, крабы, рыбы. #спаститихий #safetheocean #kamchatka #pacificocean @_svetlana__radionova_ @greenpeace @greenpeaceru @snowave_kamchatka @lefffu @yuridud.life @yurydud
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There are also multiple reports and images of sea creatures washing up dead.
Yekaterina Dyba, a geographer who runs the Snowave Kamchatka surfing school, wrote a post online which CBS translated as: “For several weeks now, all surfers have experienced problems with their eyes after returning from the water.
“White shroud, blurred vision, dryness. Sore throat. Many had nausea, weakness, high fever.”
Lots of marine life including octopuses and shellfish have been found dead.
The water has been tested but officials still aren’t sure what is leaking the dangerous substances[/caption]
Videos of dead marine life have appeared on social media[/caption]
Greenpeace Russia is calling this an “ecological disaster”.
Kamchatka is an extremely remote area but is famous for its volcanoes and nature reserves.
Regional governor, Vladimir Solodov, admitted the sea around the Kamchatka peninsula may have been contaminated with toxic chemicals.
A “film” was spotted on top of the water[/caption]
Levels of toxic phenol and petrol in the water were above permitted levels during tests.
They are actually said to exceed the safe level by around four times.
Greenpeace Russia has said this is an “ecological disaster”[/caption]
However, where these substances have leaked from is still a mystery.
So far, Russian officials have blamed the dying sea life on a storm and then state media suggested it could have been a leaking oil tanker travelling through the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia.
The investigation continues[/caption]
Russian media hasn’t ruled out the military being responsible but the Defense Ministry has denied that any of its ship are the cause.
There are plans to conduct tests on water near two military sites.
A “yellow film” was reportedly spotted on a river nearby.
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