Scientists filmed 70 thousand wild reindeer crossing Hatanga

Scientists filmed 70 thousand wild reindeer crossing Hatanga

August 04, 2021

Now researchers are studying habitats and the state of the animal population.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The photo was posted on Facebook page by the head of the expedition from the Siberian Federal University, head of the department of resource science and conservation, Alexander Savchenko.

Scientists managed to photograph at least 70 thousand individuals on a section of the river ten kilometers long. For comparison, this is three times more than the number of Dudinka residents.

“An almost continuous living river of heads and horns. Another four deer were marked with collars with radio transmitters, a total of 17 this year, while all the deer are alive”, writes Alexander Savchenko.

Recall that the largest study of the wild reindeer population since 2014 is underway in Taimyr. Experts will determine the number, sex and age structure, habitats, and analyze the state of the population.

The fly-overs showed that the reindeer herds are dispersed evenly over the entire territory of the central part of the peninsula. At the same time, more than 100 thousand ungulates were recorded by photography.

Now the second squadron on the Mars-700 hovercraft has reached the site of stationary work and settled down near the Boyarka river.

Scientists will be able to obtain complete information about the state of the population by the end of the year.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Alexander Savchenko

August 04, 2021

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