Scientists Study Population of Caspian Seals
Kazakh-Russian scientists have begun joint efforts to determine the number of seals in the Caspian Sea. In addition, the population and reproduction of the seals are also taken into account for the research. Specialists are monitoring the Caspian seals with the help of special cameras.
Experts of the Kazakhstan Research Institute of Fishery, the Kazakhstan Agency of Applied Ecology and Russian marine biologists are involved in the research. In 2012, over 100,000 seals were concentrated in the Kazakhstan sector of the Caspian Sea. Russian experts have reported about 370,000 seals.
“We need to determine the number of seals to provide accurate information to the public. When it comes to ensuring the safe movement of ships, we will keep the count of these surveys and identify places where seals reside so that they will not be hurt. The results of these studies show that the habitat of the Caspian seal is wide. They even reached Baku. Most of them reside particularly in the Middle Caspian area,” said Head of Department of Kazakhstan Agency of Applied Ecology, Fyodor Klimov.