Sea of Marmara

Rainfall jams Istanbul traffic, density at 71 pct

Due to the heavy rainfall that started in the morning hours of May 17 and accidents that have occurred at some points of the city, traffic was jammed once again in Istanbul.

Citizens leaving their homes to go to work and school were stuck in heavy traffic. The traffic congestion occurred in both directions on Kadıköy D-100 Highway.

‘Creamy mucilage’ spread over Marmara: Expert

The mucilage nightmare that first emerged in the Marmara about two years ago and has spread almost over all the sea is returning, an expert warned.

"Creamy" mucilage was detected on the shores of the northwestern province of Tekirdağ, Istanbul's Fenerbahçe district and Bursa's Mudanya, Gemlik and Erdek districts.

Measures against rising sea levels a must: Expert

The water level in the Marmara Sea will rise by 50 centimeters by 2050, a professor warns, urging to take serious measures after 2050.

As effects of global warming, climate change, drought and excessive rainfall show themselves more and more with each passing year, experts point out that the melting of the polar ice caps affects the water levels in the oceans and the ecosystem.

New formation of mucilage likely in Marmara Sea: Experts

With the effects of drought and the increase in sea water temperatures, there might be a new mucilage formation in the Marmara Sea, an expert has warned.

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sarı, dean of the Faculty of Maritime Studies at Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University, regularly dives to examine the changes in the Marmara Sea.

Marmara region warming up as new heat wave arrives

A new heat wave has gripped Türkiye and will affect the Marmara region the most, where the temperatures are likely to rise by 6 to 10 degrees Celsius, warns meteorologists.

According to the Directorate General of Meteorology's report, the temperatures in Marmara Region will increase by 6 to 10 degrees, which is above the seasonal normal.

Benthos return to Marmara Sea

Benthos such as thornback, flounder, needlefish, blenny and crab, which had left the Marmara Sea last summer, has returned, according to experts who divided into the waters along the coast of Eskihisar in the northwestern province of Kocaeli's Gebze district to investigate the destructive effect of mucilage.