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Turkey: Prof. Dr. Öztürk warned, alien species in our seas create a biosecurity problem

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Turkiye
Published Aug 24, 2021

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President of the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TÜDAV), which conducts scientific research on 900 invasive alien species in the Mediterranean. Dr. Bayram Öztürk said that the increase in the variety and number of invasive alien species cause a bio-security problem.

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President of the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TÜDAV), which conducts scientific research on 900 invasive alien species in the Mediterranean. Dr. Bayram Öztürk said that the increase in the variety and number of invasive alien species causes a bio-security problem. TUDAV President and Istanbul University Faculty of Aquatic Sciences Professor. Dr. Bayram Öztürk said that in his new book, he examined the issue of alien species entering the Turkish seas. prof. Dr. Öztürk evaluated the 106-page book published in Rome by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the invasive species in the Mediterranean, and emphasized that this scientific study revealed that more than 900 species are known as 'foreign species' in the Mediterranean. prof. Dr. Bayram Öztürk said: "Most of these come from the Suez Canal via the Red Sea, and some of them come with ballast water that ships take to their tanks for balance while they are shipping or cruising. This is an important ...
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