Employees of the Moscow State University and the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences will study the characteristics of the ecological state of the marine environment in Anapa, where tourists annually complain about algal blooms in the Black Sea, and will develop recommendations for optimizing economic activities in order to reduce the negative impact on the aquatic environment. This was reported to TASS in the press service of the Anapa administration.
Every year, vacationers in Anapa publish photos and videos showing the presence of algae in the coastal zone in the Black Sea, tourists complain that because of algae it is uncomfortable to swim, they fear that algae can be harmful to health. Earlier, the Anapa authorities have already reported that these algae are not dangerous to health and have a healing effect.
"Marine research work will be carried out to obtain reliable information on the state and dynamics of the parameters of the marine environment in the Anapa area. To identify the negative consequences of natural and anthropogenic factors in the coastal zone of the Black Sea, it is necessary to determine the quantitative characteristics of the ecological state of the marine environment and their permissible changes. ecological and oceanological work will allow obtaining data on the hydrochemical regime (biogenic elements, carbonate system, technogenic pollution, metals), the regime of currents and water exchange in the bay, as well as the basics of the functioning of biological communities during the period of algae blooming, "the press service said.
The mayor's office clarified that the research will be carried out by specialists from the Faculty of Geography of Moscow State University and the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Shirshov. According to the results of the research, scientists will identify the level of impact of the adjacent territories on the ecological state of the Black Sea in Anapa. "This will allow us to develop recommendations for optimizing economic activities to minimize the negative impact on the aquatic environment. At present, the removal of local algae emissions is carried out mechanically," the press service added.
Irina Matasova, director of the Novorossiysk educational and research marine biological center of the Kuban State University, previously stated that green algae are lovers of water with a high content of certain substances, the root cause of their large amount may be the ingress of insufficiently treated wastewater into sea water. According to her, their number can be reduced by increasing the degree of wastewater treatment.