The aim of this expedition was to observe the seal population in the Northern Caspian Sea and investigate the surrounding environment. On Kulaly Island, where large numbers of seals used to live outside of breeding season, the team only found carcasses. In the Kenderli area, which used to be a rookery for the Caspian Seals, there was no evidence of the presence of seals. After making enquiries, the team discovered that the seals had not been seen in the area for the past 4-5 years, not since the construction of the Kenderli resort (a tourism project) began in 2015. It..Read More
This third expedition continued to build on the vital data already collected. The expeditions will continue to be conducted annually to monitor seal populations, to understand better the factors influencing the decline of the population, and help to form recommendations to protect the species. Watch the video of this expedition, here (provide link).