Russia-Ukraine War Is Killing Dolphins in Black Sea, Scientists Warn

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06-08-2022

Scientists who study the Black Sea warn that dolphins are being killed in the Russia-Ukraine war. The Turkish Marine Research Foundation has said the war is causing a "crisis in biodiversity." "Barbarians kill not only civilized people but smart dolphins," Rusev wrote on Facebook. Before the war, 100 scientists from a Conservation group for the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and contiguous Atlantic Sea surveyed marine life to determine the number of dolphins within these areas. Their study found that over 253,000 healthy dolphins lived in the Black Sea, the New York Times reports, with this being a sign of a well-functioning ecological system.

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