Carnivorous killer whale and Caspian seal will be listed in the Red Book

Carnivorous killer whales live in a limited area of ​​the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, between the Uda Bay and Ulban

by the bay. The exact size of their population is unknown - according to approximate estimates, it amounts to several hundred individuals.

This type of killer whale is popular with trappers - the reason, according to GreenPeace, is that it is easiest to catch, transport and keep them in aquariums.

Caspian seals are also threatened with extinction - if at the beginning of the 20th century there were about a million individuals, then by 2008 their number dropped to 100 thousand and has since continued to decline.

Carnivorous killer whales and Caspian seals shouldwere listed in the Red Book in December 2019, but this was not done due to disagreements between the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Agriculture, the public organization noted.

The new decision is also not final - in order for species to be included in the list of specially protected by the state, this decision must be approved by the Ministry of Justice.

Previously scientists found outthat radio-frequency noise caused whales to land. On days with strong atmospheric RF noise, gray whales do this more often.