More than 7,000 seals are located along the beaches of Namibia


On October 23, the non-profit organization of the Namibia Ocean Conservation (OCN) informed that the number of seals washed up on the coast of Namibia had reached more than 7,000.

OCN said last week, thousands of seals washed ashore on the Pelican Point peninsula, a famous tourist destination where seals and dolphins are located.

OCN marine biologist Naude Dreyer said last week’s investigations showed a spike in the number of adult female seals.

“What we are aware of is that there are a lot of children that have died, and the number of seals that have just recently been released is very small,” he said.

He said that they mainly focused on surveying at Pelican Point beach, so the total number of seals could be higher.

Last week, the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources announced it would send samples to South Africa to determine the cause of the sea bridge’s death.

But according to Mr. Dreyer, this has yet to be done because of the strict regulations on the transport of dangerous animal products. “We are trying our best to find the answer,” he said.

The OCN said it could be the cause of the seal dying because of starvation, because fish, the main food source of the seals, had moved away from the Pelican Point. But there can be other reasons such as health or disease, and nothing can be ruled out without a complete study.

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