A worker on the Caddebostan shore of Turkey’s Marmara Sea, cleans mucilage, or ‘sea snot’, a jelly-like layer of slime that develops on the surface of the water. Photo: AFP A worker on the Caddebostan shore of Turkey’s Marmara Sea, cleans mucilage, or ‘sea snot’, a jelly-like layer of slime that develops on the surface of the water. Photo: AFP
A worker on the Caddebostan shore of Turkey’s Marmara Sea, cleans mucilage, or ‘sea snot’, a jelly-like layer of slime that develops on the surface of the water. Photo: AFP
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Turkey launches disaster management campaign to save Sea of Marmara from ‘sea snot’

  • The thick layer of organic matter, known as marine mucilage, has spread through the sea south of Istanbul
  • Environment Minister Murat Kurum said sea surface-cleaning and barrier-laying boats were working to prevent the spread of the ‘sea snot’

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A worker on the Caddebostan shore of Turkey’s Marmara Sea, cleans mucilage, or ‘sea snot’, a jelly-like layer of slime that develops on the surface of the water. Photo: AFP A worker on the Caddebostan shore of Turkey’s Marmara Sea, cleans mucilage, or ‘sea snot’, a jelly-like layer of slime that develops on the surface of the water. Photo: AFP
A worker on the Caddebostan shore of Turkey’s Marmara Sea, cleans mucilage, or ‘sea snot’, a jelly-like layer of slime that develops on the surface of the water. Photo: AFP
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