The bottom of the lake Sevan polluted by plastic bottles and fishing

ARMENIA AND ENVIRONMENT
The bottom of the lake Sevan polluted by plastic bottles and fishing nets

Divers have discovered at the bottom of Lake Sevan significant
accumulations of plastic objects (mainly plastic bottles) greatly pollute
the environment of the lake. Some of these items are plastic bottles filled
with water, sand or stone thrown at the bottom of Sevan according EchoLur
agency. Fishing nets torn also found in large numbers in the lake. The
diver Mamikon Hagopian has made a lot of photos and videos of the lake
bottom to prove that pollution. One of the images shows a crayfish caught
in one of these threads, unable to free himself and who is sentenced to
die. We know that crayfish are in large numbers in the waters of the
Armenian lake, but we do not have time for any numerical statistic. But
according to experts of the hydro-ecology of the Academy of Sciences of
Armenia Department, the population of crayfish from Lake Sevan is
decreasing.

Krikor Amirzayan

Sunday, July 21, 2013,
Krikor Amirzayan © armenews.com
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