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Record-setting blob of 'sea snot' has environmentalists concerned

09/06/2021 12:15 PM | Click to read full article

Thick layers of unsightly brown foam, nicknamed "sea snot," have developed along the coast of Turkey, and officials warn the phenomenon could have major impacts on the environment and is in danger of lasting all summer.

Studies show the mucilage is not only on the surface now but also goes 25 to 30 meters deep and it can have devastating effects on marine life in the area.