Thanking local bloggers and surfers for alerting authorities about the situation in an Instagram video Sunday, Solodov said the color of the seawater had evened out in the area and there were no stains on the water that would be indicative of an oil spill. Images of dead seals, octopi, starfish and urchins on the Khalaktyrsky Beach in the Avacha Bay have been shared on social media for several days. We've got more than 1,7 million followers on Facebook. “We need to understand what will happen to our health, to the health of animals,” said surfer Anton Morozov. Kamchatka Gov. Morozov had been to a surfer camp on Khalaktyrsky beach — Kamchatka’s “calling card” — many times before, but he had never known anything like this. Kamchatka governor Vladimir Solodov said volunteers were also helping the authorities in their investigation. This website uses cookies. He confirmed the pollution and death of marine life, but stressed that the only large marine fauna to have suffered were four seals, one of which was physically disfigured. VideoFirst baby male gorilla born at Boston zoo, Lockdown: 'I cycled every street in my 5km radius' VideoLockdown: 'I cycled every street in my 5km radius', The Covid doctor whose dance video went viral. Публикация от Anton Morozov l Snowave (@snowave_kamchatka), 8 geographical marvels that make Russia absolutely unique, Gone with the waves: Surfing in Kamchatka. The environmental group Greenpeace has called it "an ecological disaster". Kamchatka, Russia’s easternmost region, has been hit by an ecological catastrophe. It confirmed that dead octopuses, seals and other sea creatures had been washed up. The Kamchatka administration website says Russia's emergencies ministry is investigating. The causes, however, are still unknown. “Khalaktyrsky beach is a very popular place with tourists and locals. Their first encounter was an ill-tempered mess, but new rules are in place for the Nashville event. Surfers in the area have also complained that the sea had an unnatural smell and color. This landfill is located on the bank of a tributary of the Nalycheva River, on the other side of the beach. Everyone comes with a smartphone, camera, and internet. Regional agronomist Anatoly Fedorchenko said in 2006 that “this amount [20 tons of arsenic] is enough to poison the entire northern Pacific Ocean.” Although the landfill was mothballed in 2010, additional checks are now due to be carried out. However, there are only three videos [circulating online]. Ecological disaster strikes Kamchatka: Devastating images of mass deaths of sea creatures Mass death of sea animals on Kamchatka beaches was reported in Russia’s Far East .