The discovery of large numbers of carcasses of sea lions in their habitat on the southern breakwater has alarmed conservationists, who warn that we could be experiencing cases of bird flu affecting the species.
The city’s environment department said tenecochea They will meet in minutes to learn more details of what happened, while sources in the county confirmed to the outlet that dozens of animals were found dead on the beach this morning.
More than 40 animals have died in the past few hours, compared with just nine last year, environmentalist Carlos Leo detailed.
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Leo argued that an autopsy should be performed to find out the cause of death and announced that biologists from Mar del Plata would arrive in the coming days to investigate the situation.
He also clarified that there was no evidence yet that this was an outbreak of bird flu, but insisted that this possibility should not be ruled out because cases were registered in the Rionegro a few weeks ago.