Oil pollution of marine organisms after Nassia tanker accident in the Black Sea, Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara
Kasım Cemal Güven, Erdoğan Okuş, Selma Ünlü, Ertuğrul Doğan, Ahsen Yüksek
University of Istanbul, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management , 34470 Vefa, Istanbul, TURKEY
The oil pollution of whiting, horse mackerel, shrimp and algae; Ulva lactuca, Ceramium rubrum, Cystoseira barbata were investigated after Nassia tanker accident. The higher oil contamination was found in shrimp as 253.98 µg/g one month after and in the algae Ulva lactuca as 175.53 µg/g at four months after the accident. We propose algae and shrimps as the best means to monitor oil pollution in seawater.
Keyword: Oil pollution, Turkish Straits, Nassia accident, whiting, horse mackerel , shrimp, algae