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Algae — Turkey
A huge mass of marine mucilage — a thick, slimy substance made up of compounds released by marine organisms — has bloomed in Turkey’s Marmara, as well as in the adjoining Black and Aegean Seas.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said untreated waste dumped into the Marmara Sea and climate change caused the sea slime bloom.
Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city with some 16 million residents, and 5 other provinces, factories, and industrial hubs border the sea.
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