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写真 | 2021年 06月 9日 01:54 JST

Turkey's coast mired in 'sea snot'

Aerial view of 'sea snot', a thick slimy layer of the organic matter also known as marine mucilage, spreading through the Sea of Marmara and posing a threat to marine life and the fishing industry, on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

Aerial view of 'sea snot', a thick slimy layer of the organic matter also known as marine mucilage, spreading more

Aerial view of 'sea snot', a thick slimy layer of the organic matter also known as marine mucilage, spreading through the Sea of Marmara and posing a threat to marine life and the fishing industry, on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan
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Drone footage shows 'sea snot' spreading through the Sea of Marmara on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021. 

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Drone footage shows 'sea snot' spreading through the Sea of Marmara on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, more

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' spreading through the Sea of Marmara on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Seagulls roost on rocks by the sea covered with 'sea snot'. Scientists say climate change and pollution have contributed to the proliferation of the organic matter, which contains a wide variety of microorganisms and can flourish when nutrient-rich sewage flows into seawater.

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Seagulls roost on rocks by the sea covered with 'sea snot'. Scientists say climate change and pollution have cmore

Seagulls roost on rocks by the sea covered with 'sea snot'. Scientists say climate change and pollution have contributed to the proliferation of the organic matter, which contains a wide variety of microorganisms and can flourish when nutrient-rich sewage flows into seawater. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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President Tayyip Erdogan blamed the outbreak on untreated water from cities including Istanbul, home to 16 million people, and vowed to "clear our seas from the mucilage scourge".

REUTERS/Umit Bektas

President Tayyip Erdogan blamed the outbreak on untreated water from cities including Istanbul, home to 16 milmore

President Tayyip Erdogan blamed the outbreak on untreated water from cities including Istanbul, home to 16 million people, and vowed to "clear our seas from the mucilage scourge". REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Environment Minister Murat Kurum said Turkey planned to designate the entire Sea of Marmara a protected area, reduce pollution and improve treatment of waste water from coastal cities and ships which has helped the sea snot to spread.

REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Environment Minister Murat Kurum said Turkey planned to designate the entire Sea of Marmara a protected area, more

Environment Minister Murat Kurum said Turkey planned to designate the entire Sea of Marmara a protected area, reduce pollution and improve treatment of waste water from coastal cities and ships which has helped the sea snot to spread. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Harbours, shorelines and swathes of seawater have been blanketed by the viscous, greyish substance, some of which has also sunk below the waves, suffocating life on the seabed.

REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya

Harbours, shorelines and swathes of seawater have been blanketed by the viscous, greyish substance, some of whmore

Harbours, shorelines and swathes of seawater have been blanketed by the viscous, greyish substance, some of which has also sunk below the waves, suffocating life on the seabed. REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya
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Kurum said the measures Turkey planned would reduce nitrogen levels in the sea by 40%, a move which he said scientists believed would help restore the waters to their previous state.

REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Kurum said the measures Turkey planned would reduce nitrogen levels in the sea by 40%, a move which he said scmore

Kurum said the measures Turkey planned would reduce nitrogen levels in the sea by 40%, a move which he said scientists believed would help restore the waters to their previous state. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Diver and filmmaker Tahsin Ceylan swims to inspect the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Diver and filmmaker Tahsin Ceylan swims to inspect the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of more

Diver and filmmaker Tahsin Ceylan swims to inspect the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A worker cleans plague of sea snot, a thick slimy layer of the organic matter also known as marine mucilage on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A worker cleans plague of sea snot, a thick slimy layer of the organic matter also known as marine mucilage onmore

A worker cleans plague of sea snot, a thick slimy layer of the organic matter also known as marine mucilage on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Cleaning vessels and a coast guard boat sail through the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Cleaning vessels and a coast guard boat sail through the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores omore

Cleaning vessels and a coast guard boat sail through the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Boats are docked in a small port on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Boats are docked in a small port on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Boats are docked in a small port on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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An aerial view shows a thick layer of "sea snot" in the Bostanci harbour in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

An aerial view shows a thick layer of "sea snot" in the Bostanci harbour in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2021. REUmore

An aerial view shows a thick layer of "sea snot" in the Bostanci harbour in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan
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Party balloons lie on a beach among a plague of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Party balloons lie on a beach among a plague of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUmore

Party balloons lie on a beach among a plague of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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An aerial view shows a thick layer of "sea snot" in the Bostanci harbour in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

An aerial view shows a thick layer of "sea snot" in the Bostanci harbour in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2021. REUmore

An aerial view shows a thick layer of "sea snot" in the Bostanci harbour in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan
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Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A seagull roosts on a rock by the sea covered with a plague of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A seagull roosts on a rock by the sea covered with a plague of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey Jumore

A seagull roosts on a rock by the sea covered with a plague of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A seagull flies over a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A seagull flies over a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A seagull flies over a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A general view shows a thick layer of "sea snot" in the Bostanci harbour in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

A general view shows a thick layer of "sea snot" in the Bostanci harbour in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2021. REUmore

A general view shows a thick layer of "sea snot" in the Bostanci harbour in Istanbul, Turkey May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan
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Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Drone footage shows 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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