why so snotty?

The Environment

Response teams are working to remove massive quantities of marine mucilage – otherwise known as “sea snot” – from the surface of Turkey’s Sea of Marmara, the enclosed body of water between the Aegean and the Bosporus.

Within the first two days of the cleanup, about 1,000 responders had collected 14,000 cubic feet of the substance at multiple sites, according to Environment and Urban Planning Minister Murat Kurum.

“Our work will eliminate the visual pollution and the smell in the Marmara and help sunlight reach the bottom,” said Kurum. “I want to assure the public that we will make the Marmara clean again, with a spirit of mobilization.” Read on.