Oil and detergent pollution on coastal areas of Dardanelles in 1996-1997
Kasim Cemal Güven, Rüstü Ilgar
Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, Istanbul University, Vefa 34470, Istanbul, TURKEY
The oil and detergent pollution was determined in coastal waters and sediments in Dardanelles at entrance, Gelibolu and Lapseki; at exit, Çanakkale. The max. level of oil pollution in sea water was 154.76 µg/L at the entrance and 76.30 µ/L at the exit in 1996; 429.54 µg/L and 539.10 µg/L respectively in 1997. In sediments 51.13 µg/g at the entrance and 338.76 µg/L at the exit in 1996 and 369.56 µg/L and 339.56 in 1997. In detergent pollution the max.level was 50.51 µg/L at the entrance and 61.84 at the exit in 1996 and 80.08 µg/L and 61.43 in 1997. The findings indicated that the coastal areas were more polluted than mid-points (shipping route) of Dardanelles and also Sea of Marmara in 1996.
Keywords: Dardanelles, sea water ,sediment, oil, detergent