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14 October 2020 / Siberian Times

Dead giant octopuses washed ashore south from Kamchtka peninsula on the Kuril Islands

Severo-Kuril’sk, Sakhalin, Russia

A mass die off of fish and invertebrates has been reported in the Sea of Okhotsk, west of Kamchatka. Dozens of surfers reported symptoms including including poor eyesight, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes and head and throat aches.

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Deep-sea octopuses filmed on the beach outside Severo-Kurilsk.
Picture: ASTV
Mayi Rudik, Russian national surfing team member who suffered from corneal burn after training at the Khalaktyrsky Beach.
Pictures: Greenpeace Russia, Russian Ministry of Emergencies