Turkey: A warning for the Mediterranean, Marmara, and Black Seas; this is a very important problem

Published Aug 24, 2021

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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. While answering the questions of DHA reporter about invasive species in the Mediterranean and his 106-page book published in Rome by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Öztürk emphasized that this scientific study revealed that more than 900 species are known as 'foreign species' in the Mediterranean. . prof. Dr. Bayram Ozturk said:

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SHIP BALLAST WATERS MUST BE MONITORED "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 or while navigating. This is an important issue. We need to make an effort to monitor the ballast waters of the ships. First of all, the Mediterranean is not strong enough to withstand the new species that may come in. In other words, the large fish such as grouper, lagos, swordfish, tuna that will eat these species in the Mediterranean have decreased rapidly. Secondly, there has been a temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius in the Mediterranean water and up to 2 degrees Celsius in certain regions in the last 50 years. Alien species, whose adaptation is facilitated by warming, are spreading in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and therefore in the Marmara. Can you imagine the Black Sea? There are now blowfish in the Mediterranean. means system change. The occurrence of these alien species in the ...
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