June 12, 2024

Why in News ?

  • Recently, Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, which connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, has witnessed the largest outbreak of ‘sea snot’.
  • A ‘sea snot’ outbreak was first recorded in the country in 2007.


  • Sea Snot and its Formation:
    • It is marine mucilage that is formed when algae are overloaded with nutrients as a result of water pollution combined with the effects of climate change.
      • The nutrient overload occurs when algae feast on warm weather caused by global warming.
    • It looks like a viscous, brown and foamy substance.
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