Effects of Mucilage on Turkish Strait Sea Area-TSSA and Marine Environment

Usluer H. B.

European Journal of Sustainable Development Research (EJSDR) , vol.6, no.1, pp.25-31, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


As of May 2021, the mucilage threat affecting the marine environment of the Sea of Marmara and the Turkish Straits has affected the environment and marine life. Significant in Mucilage formation is a slippery and gel-like mass of microorganisms composed of proteins, carbohydrates, and released fatty acids, often aggregated and covering large areas. It is also a structure expressed by single-celled organisms in polluted, polluted, and stressful marine environmental conditions. In particular, Mucilage can be seen in the Turkish Straits, although it is the waterway that connects the Caspian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, both sea creatures and ships passing by sea creatures. One of the effects of Mucilage is the clogging effect in the filtration of the seawater taken to provide operation in the machine cooling water circuits of the passing ships. The study tries to define the effects of Mucilage on ships and the importance of sea pollution during cruising in the Turkish Straits.