'Sea snot' outbreak off Turkish coast raises environmental alarm
Guardian, 05 Jun 2021
A thick, slimy layer of algae is growing at an alarming rate in the Sea of Marmara, to the south of Istanbul, posing a growing threat to marine life and the Turkish fishing industry.
Experts have linked the increasing amounts of 'sea snot' to high sea temperatures, stemming from the climate emergency, as well as the discharge of untreated sewage into the sea.
‘Sea snot’ covers Turkish coast, threatening fishing industry