The rescue operation from the sea to search for dolphins has been suspended for November 3, Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev wrote in his Telegram channel. He noted that monitoring from the coast continues. The animals have not yet been found. According to Razvozhaev, the dolphins are definitely alive, no dead mammals have been found.
The rescue operation from the sea to search for dolphins has been suspended for today, but monitoring from the shore continues. Unfortunately, bottlenose dolphins have not yet been found. Since 7 am, our specialists have been exploring the bays of the city. The dolphins are definitely alive, no dead mammals have been found at this hour,” he wrote.
The governor of the city clarified that the operation to search and rescue dolphins is being carried out with the help of specialists from Sevprirodnadzor, the Center for Civil Protection of Sevastopol and dolphinarium specialists from Koktebel. Representatives of the territorial branch of Rosprirodnadzor supervise the work. The governor urged local residents to send him the coordinates for further verification if dolphins are found.
Earlier it was reported that the owner of the Flipper dolphinarium in Sevastopol threw four bottlenose dolphins into the sea. Eyewitnesses found the director of the dolphinarium and his accomplices doing this and turned on their smartphone cameras.
The owner of the dolphinarium, Vladimir Kalnibolotsky, later admitted that he had released the animals into the open sea. He explained that he “dreamed something at night” and he decided to take this step. Kalnibolotsky stressed that now the animals are at home, and before that they were like “prisoners in prison.”