The Marmara sea dyed to orange color due to plankton
The Marmara sea near the Turkish town of tekirdağ repainted in the orange color, causing concern among local residents. On Tuesday, may 2, reports Daily Sabah.
The townspeople felt that the color of the water changed due to the leakage of chemical elements from one of the ships or hit it with household waste.
Sea of Marmara
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Professor Sezginer the Tuncer (Sezginer Tunçer) from the University of 18 March, Canakkale reassured residents Tekirdag, explaining the anomaly of increase of microorganisms in this area of the reservoir.
As pointed out by the Professor, such a bright color of the sea had the appearance of a plankton called Noctiluca scintillans. This single-celled organism that looks like a jellyfish, contains color pigments. During spring awakening it multiplies rapidly, changing color of the waters that are home to.
The Tuncer added that the plankton can color water pink, brown, green and red colors, and no environmental damage he causes.