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Turkey launches 'sea snot' clean-up to save Sea of Marmara

Boats are anchored on the shore as they are surrounded by 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, in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Boats are anchored on the shore as they are surrounded by 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, in...more

Boats are anchored on the shore as they are surrounded by 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, in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Sea-surface-cleaning vessels and barrier-laying boats of Istanbul Municipality clean up the sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Sea-surface-cleaning vessels and barrier-laying boats of Istanbul Municipality clean up the sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Sea-surface-cleaning vessels and barrier-laying boats of Istanbul Municipality clean up the sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Sea-surface-cleaning vessels and barrier-laying boats of Istanbul Municipality clean up the sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Sea-surface-cleaning vessels and barrier-laying boats of Istanbul Municipality clean up the sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Sea-surface-cleaning vessels and barrier-laying boats of Istanbul Municipality clean up the sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Sea-surface-cleaning vessels and barrier-laying boats of Istanbul Municipality clean up the sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Sea-surface-cleaning vessels and barrier-laying boats of Istanbul Municipality clean up the sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Sea-surface-cleaning vessels and barrier-laying boats of Istanbul Municipality clean up the sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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An almost deserted beach is seen next to sea snot, a thick slimy layer of the organic matter known as marine mucilage, as it spreads through the Sea of Marmara and poses a threat to marine life and the fishing industry, on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

An almost deserted beach is seen next to sea snot, a thick slimy layer of the organic matter known as marine mucilage, as it spreads through the Sea of Marmara and poses a threat to marine life and the fishing industry, on the shores of Istanbul,...more

An almost deserted beach is seen next to sea snot, a thick slimy layer of the organic matter known as marine mucilage, as it spreads through the Sea of Marmara and poses a threat to marine life and the fishing industry, on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Aerial view of boats of the Optimist and Laser international classes competing during a race as the sea is partly covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of boats of the Optimist and Laser international classes competing during a race as the sea is partly covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of boats of the Optimist and Laser international classes competing during a race as the sea is partly covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Children sail on single-handed dinghy boats of the Optimist international class during a training session as the sea is covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Children sail on single-handed dinghy boats of the Optimist international class during a training session as the sea is covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Children sail on single-handed dinghy boats of the Optimist international class during a training session as the sea is covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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People swim as the sea is covered by sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People swim as the sea is covered by sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

People swim as the sea is covered by sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Boats are docked to a marina covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Boats are docked to a marina covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Boats are docked to a marina covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Aerial view of a deserted beach and sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of a deserted beach and sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of a deserted beach and sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Aerial view of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Aerial view of an almost deserted beach and sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of an almost deserted beach and sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of an almost deserted beach and sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Aerial view of a ferry sailing through sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of a ferry sailing through sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of a ferry sailing through sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Aerial view of a woman swimming in the middle of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of a woman swimming in the middle of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of a woman swimming in the middle of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A beach is seen almost deserted as the sea is covered by sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A beach is seen almost deserted as the sea is covered by sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A beach is seen almost deserted as the sea is covered by sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A commercial vessel sails through Marmara Sea covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A commercial vessel sails through Marmara Sea covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A commercial vessel sails through Marmara Sea covered by sea snot in Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Aerial view of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Aerial view of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

Aerial view of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

Aerial view of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan
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Women and their children swim as they are surrounded by sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Women and their children swim as they are surrounded by sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Women and their children swim as they are surrounded by sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Aerial view of cleaning vessels and boats sailing through the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

Aerial view of cleaning vessels and boats sailing through the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

Aerial view of cleaning vessels and boats sailing through the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan
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Aerial view of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Aerial view of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 12, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A man sprays tap water on diver and filmmaker Tahsin Ceylan after he dived to inspect the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A man sprays tap water on diver and filmmaker Tahsin Ceylan after he dived to inspect the sea covered with a plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A man sprays tap water on diver and filmmaker Tahsin Ceylan after he dived 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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Aerial view of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

Aerial view of 'sea snot' on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

Aerial view of 'sea snot' 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. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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

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', June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Seagulls roost on rocks by the sea covered with 'sea snot', June 6, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Seagulls roost on rocks by the sea covered with 'sea snot', 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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A man stands on his boat as the sea is covered by a plague of 'sea snot' near the Moda pier in Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya

A man stands on his boat as the sea is covered by a plague of 'sea snot' near the Moda pier in Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya

A man stands on his boat as the sea is covered by a plague of 'sea snot' near the Moda pier in Istanbul, Turkey June 7, 2021. REUTERS/Dilara Senkaya
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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 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 Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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A worker cleans plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A worker cleans plague of sea snot on the shores of Istanbul, Turkey June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

A worker cleans plague of sea snot 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 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 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. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

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. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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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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. REUTERS/Mehmet Caliskan

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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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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