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Sea-snot (sea silt) has accumulated to a depth of 100 feet from the upper surface of the Marmara Sea.
The work of cleaning the sea-snot (sea silt) spread in the Marmara Sea of Turkey has started. It is claimed that it may take 3 years to clean it. Actually, sea-snot has frozen to a depth of 100 feet from the upper surface of the Marmara Sea. Because of this sticky substance, people are not going to the beaches.
Tourists have also been stopped. Fishermen are unable to go fishing because sea-snot is damaging the bottom of the boat and their motors. Due to this the Turkish business has also come to a standstill. This problem has also increased the concern of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He has said that soon this problem will be solved. Sea-snot was first observed in 2007.
What is C-Snot?
Sea-snot is a sticky substance formed in the ocean. It is formed when algae start growing rapidly after getting too much nutrition. This leads to the accumulation of a brownish-mushy, sticky layer on the surface of the ocean, from which boats or humans cannot even swim.
How important is the Sea of Marmara?
The Marmara Sea connects the Black Sea with the Aegean Sea. This is called the lifeline there. Turkey has 5 states on its border. Istanbul is also here. In such a situation, it is obvious that there is a lot of trading activity from the Marmara sea.