Saying that swimming in the sea in areas where there is mucilage may be inconvenient, Microbiologist Dr. Instructor member İpek Ada Alver said, “In cases such as high fever, diarrhea, nausea, mouth sores, vomiting, itching on the skin, vaginal discharge and itching, one should apply to the hospital.”

Pointing out that gastrointestinal infections can occur not only by swimming in the sea, but also by consuming fish caught from waters where mucilage is intense, Microbiologist Dr. İpek Ada Alver said, “Those who want to consume fish during this process should definitely take care to consume it well cooked.”

“IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN, SEA FEATURES CAN DIE, WATER SHORTER MAY EXPERIENCE”

Alver said that the slippery mucilage, which is thought to be caused by marine pollution and covers the sea like a blanket, will deteriorate the quality of sea water and may cause a decrease in the species of sea creatures and water scarcity if no precautions are taken. He stated that it occurs with the increase of toxic effective secretions produced by phytoplankton and microorganisms that proliferate excessively due to environmental pollution caused by

Noting that mucilage prevents the sun’s rays from entering the lower layers of the water and causes the death of sea creatures at the bottom, which play an important role in water purification, Alver said, “Due to mucilage, significant decreases in the oxygen content of the water occur, and the quality of the water will decrease. If measures are not taken in a short time, it may lead to water scarcity and a decrease in fish species that have an important place in nutrition in the future.

“IF PROHIBITS ARE NOT FOLLOWED, THERE IS A RISK OF REPEAT”

Stating that overfishing and non-compliance with the fishing ban have a great effect on the formation of mucilage, Alver said, “As overfishing suppresses the fish population, excessive proliferation occurs in phytoplankton and microalgae, and the secreted chemical compounds mix with sea water at a higher rate. This causes sea pollution and an intense mucilage production. In order not to change the balance of the marine ecosystem, it is necessary to comply with the fishing ban and avoid overfishing. Otherwise, the mucilage layer will occur again and again,” he said.




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