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In a concerning recent development, Bulgarian beaches have become the unsolicited resting place for dead animals washing up from the depths of the Black Sea. Over the past week, three cows have been discovered at different locations, a phenomenon causing quite a stir among locals and environmentalists alike.

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The local authorities, led by Chernomorets Mayor Rosen Despov, have been swift in their response. Once an animal is discovered, it’s promptly picked up by the municipal Ecology Department and sent to an incineration plant, ensuring minimal impact on the environment and beach-goers.

The question of “why” hangs heavy in the air. Some hypothesize this may be an unintended consequence of Russia’s conflict in Ukraine, an ecological aftershock if you will. However, with no concrete evidence in place, this remains speculation.

Bulgaria’s food safety agency and the Maritime Administration have been keen to distance themselves from the mystery, stating the untagged animals are outside their review, and there’s no record of an animal-carrying ship meeting disaster.

In the meantime, the local administration’s cleaning teams are on the task. The goal, as Zornitsa Dimitrova from Sozopol Municipality’s Department of Ecology says, is to have the beaches disinfected and halt the odd occurrence of dead animals washing ashore.

As of now, there’s no reported link between this strange happening and any possible pollution from the recent destruction of Ukraine’s Kakhovka dam. But it’s a situation watched closely, not just by the shore but also from the sea. Ship crews are on high alert, promising to relay any relevant information to authorities.

In a world where each action impacts our environment, it’s crucial to stay aware and understand how even far-off events can ripple into our local ecosystems. As we wait for answers, this incident is a reminder of our shared responsibility to protect and respect our planet.

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