Released from the Bay Average Beluga wintered in the waters of Nakhodka and Vladivostok, the “Vesti – Primorye”. VNIRO specialists continue to monitor the route of the released animals at the mounted satellite tags. As told the Deputy Director on scientific work of Vyacheslav Bizikov, are currently all five labels on the Beluga, which was released in November in the coastal region is 50 individuals, and two marks on the 25 individuals, which released in October in the Gulf of Sakhalin.
“the Last signal was received from the satellite tags on 11 January, orca in that time were in the Pacific at a distance of 500 miles from the island of Hokkaido. It was Zoe and Mug. According to our estimates, established labels had to serve a little over 6 months. During this period, we obtained unique data on the winter migration routes of these animals,” — said the scientist.
Volunteers watching the Beluga whales in area of Nakhodka, said that one of them always see in the port area, it is removed, then approaches the shore. Such behavior is typical for these toothed whales during hunting.
According to the latest information with satellite tags in the area of the Finds are now three of the tagged belugas, it is likely this is a group of animals. “Thanks to the rich feeding base in the coastal zone of Primorye animals will be able to safely spend the winter,” explained Bizikov.
Also, experts noted that since the release of marine mammals into the wild no animal died. Further monitoring and timely communication of information will continue, said the press service of the Ministry.
Text: GTRK “Vladivostok”