Sea mucus: a thick, sticky substance that affects the Turkish Sea of ​​Marmara


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Such as Watchman And multiple Turkish language Newsletter Outlets You mentioned, that high levels of nitrogen and phosphorous in the Sea of ​​Marmara, located between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, lead to the explosion of phytoplankton communities that secrete “sea mucus”. Although the mucus itself is not necessarily harmful, it can become a host for toxic microorganisms and dangerous bacteria such as Escherichia coli. And when a layer forms that covers the surface of the water, it can trigger a chain of harmful events, preventing the fish from being able to breathe, causing mass death, which in turn leads to lower levels of oxygen that suffocate other forms of marine organisms. Life.


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