A mucus-like substance known as ‘sea snot’ in the Marmara Sea in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Xinhua A mucus-like substance known as ‘sea snot’ in the Marmara Sea in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Xinhua
A mucus-like substance known as ‘sea snot’ in the Marmara Sea in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Xinhua
Turkey

‘Sea snot’ found on Turkey’s shores alarms residents and threatens marine life

  • The naturally occurring mucilage was first documented in Turkey in 2007, when it was also seen in parts of the Aegean Sea near Greece
  • The outbreak is the largest on record, blamed by experts on a combination of pollution and global warming

Topic |   Turkey
A mucus-like substance known as ‘sea snot’ in the Marmara Sea in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Xinhua A mucus-like substance known as ‘sea snot’ in the Marmara Sea in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Xinhua
A mucus-like substance known as ‘sea snot’ in the Marmara Sea in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Xinhua
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