As part of the fight against mucus in the Sea of Marmara, Turkish specialists collected and sent for disposal 5,738 cubic meters of sea mucus - an abnormally overgrown phytoplankton that threatens the lives of marine animals, Minister of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey Murat Kurum tweeted.
So, on June 22, a procedure was launched to enrich the water of the Sea of Marmara with oxygen.
According to him, on the 15th day of the cleaning campaign in Istanbul, 2,225 cubic meters of territory were cleared of mucus.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to cleanse the coast of Istanbul from the slime that covered the Sea of Marmara.
On June 4, it was reported that Turkish scientists called for urgent action after examining the sea slime that covered the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul.