Yıl 2017, Cilt 34 , Sayı 4, Sayfalar 401 - 408 2017-12-15

High level of micro-plastic pollution in the Iskenderun Bay NE Levantine coast of Turkey
Türkiye’nin kuzeydoğu Levant kıyısındaki İskenderun Körfezi’nde yüksek düzeyde mikroplastik kirliliği

Sedat GÜNDOĞDU [1]


Microplastic pollution is a global problem. The Mediterranean Sea, especially, has high pressure of pollution as it is enclosed by highly populated and industrialized countries. In this study, we have determined the level of microplastic pollution in the Iskenderun Bay, located in the Northeastern Levantine coast of Turkey. The average level of microplastic has been determined to be 1,067,120 particles/km2 at fourteen stations. The highest level has been determined at the M4 station in the middle of the bay (with 1820 items; 2,888,889 particles/km2), and the lowest level has been found at the M11 station (62 items; 98,412 particles/km2). As a result of this study, it was determined that the microplastic pollution level in the Iskenderun Bay is higher than the other regions of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Mikroplastik kirliliği, küresel bir problem haline gelmiştir. Özellikle Akdeniz, çevresinde bulunan endüstrileşmiş ve yüksek nüfuslu yerleşimlerden kaynaklı, yoğun bir kirlilik baskısı altındadır. Bu çalışmada, Türkiye’nin Kuzeydoğu Levant kıyısında bulunan İskenderun körfezindeki mikroplastik kirliliğinin düzeyi araştırılmıştır. 14 istasyonda yapılan çalışmada ortalama mikroplastik partikül miktarı, 1,067,120 partikül/km2 olarak tespit edilmiştir. En yüksek mikroplastik miktarı körfezin orta noktasına denk gelen M4 nolu istasyonda tespit edilmiştir (1820 partikül; 2,888,889 partikül/ km2). Sonuç olarak İskenderun körfezindeki mikroplastik kirliliği miktarı Akdeniz’in diğer bölgelerine göre oldukça fazla bulunmuştur.

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Orcid: orcid.org/0000-0002-4415-2837
Yazar: Sedat GÜNDOĞDU (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: ÇUKUROVA ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Ülke: Turkey


Tarihler

Başvuru Tarihi : 18 Temmuz 2017
Kabul Tarihi : 26 Ekim 2017
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 15 Aralık 2017

APA GÜNDOĞDU, S . (2017). High level of micro-plastic pollution in the Iskenderun Bay NE Levantine coast of Turkey. Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences , 34 (4) , 401-408 . DOI: 10.12714/egejfas.2017.34.4.06