"sea snot," and it's a nasty looking thick, off-white layer of
"mucus" that's covering the water off the coasts of Turkey —
and wiping out marine life below. Extending
as far as 100 feet below the surface, the slime is murderous.
As it becomes more dense, sea snot blocks out light and even
oxygen, suffocating marine plants and animals alike to death.
Entire coral reefs have morphed from bright, vibrant
ecosystems into cold, skeletal remains. Several towns have seen mass die-offs, with
thousands of fish turning up dead and crabs asphyxiated by
mucus clumped in their gills.
Sea snot isn't coming out of
nowhere. It's a biological phenomenon in response to
climate change and warming waters. When
that's combined with pollution from sewage
and agricultural run-off, the mixture is toxic — and sea snot
is the product. We created this mess, but helpless marine
animals are paying the price. To save the wildlife, we need to
stop sea snot! And to do that, we need to crack down on
pollution and fight climate change. Tell the Turkish government to pass stronger
anti-pollution measures and commit to zeroing out their net
The Care2 Petitions Team
P.S. Sea snot
is suffocating animals to death, and providing a nasty
breeding ground for deadly bacteria. Sign the petition now!