Earlier this month, Turkey launched its largest sea-cleaning campaign to clean Sea of Marmara.
Turkey will use oxygenation technology to protect the Sea of Marmara from mucilage, also known as sea snot, as part of the country’s clean-up campaign sent near the beginning on Jun, said the environment minister on Monday.
“On Tuesday, June 22, we will deliver oxygen to the depth of 30 meters of the Sea of Marmara from 4 points in Korfez, Kocaeli, and another area in Pendik Marina,” Murat Kurum announced on Twitter.
He went on to say that the goal is to increase the dissolved oxygen in the depths of the Sea of Marmara with advanced oxygenation devices.
“With the pilot scheme, we will carry out a study like the cases abroad,” Kurum added.
Mucilage is an overgrowth of microscopic algae called phytoplankton caused by rising seawater temperatures due to global warming, stagnant water, and pollution.
Mucilage starts to spread into BLACK SEA. (Mucilage is a thick, gluey substance produced by nearly all plants and some microorganisms)
This year, mucilage or “sea snot” was discovered in January and then intensified and expanded in April, resulting in a serious problem contrary to previous examples, which usually disappeared in a month or 45 days.
As it continued to increase in its intensity in May and June, the Turkish, which is a member of D-8 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER & EXCHANGE NETWORK (d8tten), authorities announced a comprehensive action plan to clean up the Sea of Marmara on June 6.
As of Sunday, Turkish sea-cleaning teams have collected a total of 4,555 cubic meters (160,858 cubic feet) of mucilage from the Sea of Marmara.