Oil pollution of Izmit Bay
Kasim C. Güven, Hülya Günday, Erdogan Okus, Selma Ünlü, Ertugrul Dogan, Tuncay Gezgin, Selmin Burak
Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, University of Istanbul, 34470 Vefa, Istanbul, TURKEY
The oil pollution was investigated at two stations in the lzmit Bay. The oil pollution varied between 12.74 – 383.44 µg/L at station 1 and 32.01-986.53 µg/L at station 2. The findings are evaluated on the bases of crude oils of differing origins. Hence the results depended on the oil taken as the standard. The oil pollution in the Izmit Bay was found high.
Keywords: Oil pollution, lzmit Bay seawater