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Turkey: The Black Sea and North Aegean were struggling with the mucilage problem

Frozen Jellyfish
Turkiye
Published Jun 15, 2021

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While the Marmara, Black Sea and North Aegean were struggling with the mucilage problem, the Bosphorus was also invaded by jellyfish in the past months. The beaches of Arnavutköy, Ortaköy and Bebek and the shoreline of the Bosphorus were almost white with thousands of large and small jellyfish. Istanbul University Faculty of Aquatic Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Melek Işibilir Okyar says that due to global warming and plastics thrown into the seas, jellyfish are multiplying excessively.

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While the Marmara, Black Sea and North Aegean are grappling with the mucilage problem, the Bosphorus has also been invaded by jellyfish in recent months. The beaches of Arnavutköy, Ortaköy and Bebek and the shoreline of the Bosphorus were almost white with thousands of large and small jellyfish. Istanbul University Faculty of Aquatic Sciences Dean Prof. Dr. Melek Işibilir Okyar says that due to global warming and plastics thrown into the seas, jellyfish are multiplying excessively. Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Faculty of Fisheries, Department of Fisheries Basic Sciences. Instructor member Nurçin Killi, on the other hand, underlines that the excessive increase in jellyfish also affects fishing activities, filling the fishing nets, causing fewer fish to enter the nets, and says that fishermen do not want to throw nets anymore because they complain that there are more jellyfish out of the fish. • What measures should be taken to prevent jellyfish from multiplying so much? • What ...
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