Mystery mass death of seals on remote, uninhabited Siberian island under investigation

Seals on Russia’s Tyuleniy Island, which sits in the Sea of Okhotsk near Sakhalin Island. (Image credit: Auscape/Getty Images)

More than 300 northern fur seals and Steller sea lions have been found dead in a mystery mass die-off on a small, uninhabited island in Siberia. 

Tyuleniy Island, also known as the ‘Island of the Seals,’ is located in the Sea of Okhotsk and is an important breeding ground for northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus).

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