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The search for dolphins thrown out in Sevastopol has not yet yielded results

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The search for dolphins thrown out in Sevastopol has not yet yielded results. This was stated by the governor of the city Mikhail Razvozhaev on Saturday, November 5.

According to him, during the day, scientists and residents of the city watched the sea, informs RIA News. Search activities are coordinated by the Ministry of Emergency Situations, Sevprirodnadzor, the border service and the environmental prosecutor’s office.

According to Razvozhaev, the search for dolphins should not be stopped. “Perhaps there will be cases of bottlenose dolphins being found in shallow water in a weakened state. We need to continue to observe, especially from the coastline,” he said.

Earlier it was reported that on November 3 in Sevastopol rescue operation started four bottlenose dolphins, which, through the fault of the owner, ended up in the open sea. Previously, they were in the Koktebel Dolphinarium in Victory Park. Dolphins released into the sea have lived in captivity for more than 10 years and, according to experts, are not adapted to the conditions of the wild. Therefore, they may not survive in the natural environment.

The Dolphinarium, which previously housed mammals, is closed for the winter holidays. During the work, its owners received a good income. The ticket price for the performance for adults was 1200 rubles, and for children – 600 rubles.

The prosecutor’s office of Sevastopol and the inspection of Sevprirodnadzor will investigate what happened. A criminal case has been opened on the fact of cruelty to animals.

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