During one of my Expeditions on the internet, in search of some food for thought, I came across an article in the National Geographic on Mucilage.

AmoebaSounds strange, doesn’t it? That this unsavoury substance should take up the haloed space in a magazine such as NatGeo intrigued me. My curiosity did not disappoint me and I am sure those of you who share this trait with me will not be either. So, here goes. The article I was referring to deals with a rise in Marine Mucilage in the Adriatic Sea. This is an extension of the Mediterranean Sea, and it separates the Italian and Balkan peninsulas. Now, what is this Marine Mucilage? Like all problems this one too, starts out small. In the oceans and seas across the world, tiny aggregates of colloidal matter are known to form and have been given the rather poetic appellation of “Marine Snow”. These aggregates are mostly detritus that coalesce to form snowy particles and then settle down in a column of water.

Marine Mucilage in the Adriatic Sea

Marine Mucilage in the Adriatic Sea

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