Here we are! and also this year we are here with mucilage phenomenon, the problem is: we are just in May and a week ago there was absolutely nothing in the same place!
Could we blame all this on Hannibal anticyclone and the anomalous heat of this season ?!
In the last two or three years we have filmed the mucilage exploding in mid-June, July and August, in various different forms and at various depths, from a few meters of our coasts, to the shallows off the coast of Livorno 6/7 miles and province. Surely a week later the water temperature increased very quickly, we went to 16/17 ° C a week ago, measured on the surface up to 40/42 meters deep, to 22/24 ° C measured under the coast between yesterday and today as we see from the images and video just published.
The phenomenon is more and more frequent and stable over the years and should make us think of some questions and many answers that unfortunately we have only in part. Obviously we will continue to monitor and publish photos and images trying to document this phenomenon which is now increasingly worrying.
Sea Snot or Mucilage caused by marine heating. Nobody can deny that the warming of our planet Earth is now evident even to those who still harbor doubts and uncertainties. Climate change is present at all levels of our ecosystems: from tropical forests to the oceans. As you can see in the video made between 39 and 42 meters deep six miles off the coast of the Secche di Vada i document what is happening more and more frequently in the Mediterranean during the summer when the heating reaches the highest peaks and various types of mucilages are formed which, starting from the surface of the sea, reach more than 40 meters deep.
The temperature of the Mediterranean during the summer period increasingly reaches 27 ° -28 ° C. and beyond and if we consider that rivers carry more and more quantities of nutrients used in agriculture it becomes easy to think that the phenomena of mucilage inflorescences will be destined to increase considerably.Mucilages are the most obvious phenomenon that stands out of all to see, but I must say as a direct witness that there are other phenomena that are no less worrying that are changing the ecosystem of the Mediterranean Sea such as the proliferation of Mnemiopsis leidyi that has been included in the the list of 100 of the most harmful invasive species in the world and which intotheblue.it documents among its videos.