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95% of sea creatures have been found dead along a 25 mile stretch in a UNESCO Heritage Site in Eastern Russia. The cause of the spill is being investigated, though oil has been detected. This is the latest in a string of oil, shipping and ocean disasters in the last few months.
Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula has experienced the second unexplained death of marine life in little over a week as surfers and swimmers complain of nausea and eye problems.
This week’s Photo Friday features two, restless glacier-covered volcanoes in Kamchatka, a peninsula lying on the Pacific coast of eastern Russia.
Journey to the bears in the Kronotsky Reserve, Kamchatka; Sergey Semenov, Sergey Shandin & Dmitry Moiseenko; Air Pano
Another unique feature of Kurile Lake is a long salmon spawning period: from June to March. Both factors attract many brown bears to the lakeshore. Under normal conditions bears avoid each other, but during salmon spawning period they group together. One can observe up to 20 bears near the lake simultaneously: they are so preoccupied with fishing that they ignore not only other bears, but also humans.
ISS cosmonaut Dr Sergey Ryazansky, 42, has captured photos of the volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka located on the north-eastern Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.
The volcanoes in Kamchatka harbor glaciers because of their massive size which can lead to lahars, or mudslides, caused when lava interacts with glaciers.
Shaped by a hot spring that runs past the volcanoes in the Kamchatka peninsula, the water has created beautiful translucent tunnels.