50 thousand dolphins died in the Black Sea due to the war

November 2, 2022

Because of the full-scale war of Russia against Ukraine, because of the bombing and rocket attacks, 50 thousand dolphins died. This was told by the head of the scientific department of the natural park Tuzlovski Lymany Ivan Rusev.

According to him, there were two million dolphins in the Black Sea. Two years ago, they counted 253 thousand, however, during the active phase of the war, they became much smaller, because almost 20% of cetaceans died.

“Somewhere from March to July there was an active phase of the war in the Black Sea. There were a lot of submarines, ships, there were bombardments and de-occupation of Snake Island. Then the dolphins died, and the sea threw them ashore”,- he said.

In addition to scientists, Ukrainian law enforcement officers are also studying the facts of death in order to file a lawsuit in international courts.