The Evaluation of Some Limnological Features of the Lagoon Lakes in European Part of Turkey pp. 457-474
Authors: (Belgin Çamur-Elipek, Timur Kırgız, Trakya University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Edirne, Turkey)
Abstract: Lagoons have perfect hydrodynamic perspective and very sensitive structures. First of all, the human activities on lagoons have become a major environmental concern. Any artificial influence to these sensitive areas may cause the destruction of the natural balance of them. Turkish coasts have more than 70 lagoon lakes which are formed on about 60 000 ha. area. European part of Turkey which is also named as ―Turkish Thrace‖ is surrounded by three different seas: The Marmara Sea, The Black Sea, and The Aegean Sea. The region has a lot of lagoon lakes (such as Lakes Mert and Erikli are located on the coasts of The Black Sea in Kırklareli province; Lakes Terkos, Küçükçekmece, and Büyükçekmece are located on the coasts of The Marmara Sea in İstanbul province; and Lakes Gala, Dalyan, Taşaltı, Işık, Vakıf, and Tuzla are located on the coasts of The Aegean Sea in Edirne province) which are formed at different types. Therefore, Turkish Thrace may be considered as a rich area in terms of lagoon lakes. Furthermore, some lakes are important parts of some National Parks in Turkey.