The mucilage known as ‘sea saliva’, which was first seen in the Sea of Marmara, started to show its effect in the Black Sea, as well as the coasts of Erdek, Yalova, Mudanya, Gemlik, Gebze, Gallipoli, Istanbul and the Islands. Here are the information and sad images about the sea saliva…
Known to be linked to climate change and warming of the water surface, sea saliva is a thick, sticky substance produced by almost all plants and some microorganisms. Mucilage, which has a sticky, slimy structure, is formed as a result of increasing sea temperature and increasing bacteria.
Experts say the sea slobber will disappear once the seasonal transition is complete and the seawater reaches a sufficient temperature. In addition, it is known that wind is necessary for the cleaning of sea saliva. The mucilage problem in the Sea of Marmara is being tried to be solved with a study initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.
Caddebostan – Istanbul
Gulf of Izmit
Mucilage cleaning work started in Yalova