Izmit Bay (Turkey) ecosystem after Marmara earthquake and subseqnent refinery fire: the long-term data


Okay O. , TOLUN L., TELLI-KARAKOC F., Tufekci V., TUFEKCI H., MORKOC E.

MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, vol.42, no.5, pp.361-369, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0025-326x(00)00163-6
  • Title of Journal : MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-369

Abstract

As a part of Marmara Sea, Izmit Bay (Turkey) has been one of the most polluted sites in the region for the last 25 years, On 17 August 1999, a powerful earthquake along the North Anatolian Fault struck the eastern part of the Marmara region including Izmit Bay. The earthquake destroyed many coastal cities. The Bay was also affected by the quake and subsequent fire in the refinery situated on the north-eastern coast of the Bay.