The average water temperature of the Mar Menor recorded last week the highest temperature in the historical series, reaching 31.25 degrees Celsius. This is the main consequence extracted during the celebration of the Monitoring Committee of the Mar Menor chaired by the head of the regional executive, Fernando López Miras.
The previous maximum temperatures recorded since 2016, thanks to the monitoring system, were 30.85 degrees on 8 August 2017, 30.54 degrees on the same dates in 2018 and 30.22 degrees on 20 July 2022.
As for the rest of the parameters analysed, and as of 28 July, salinity was 42.01 PSU, chlorophyll was 0.72 ug/l, average oxygenation was 5.99 milligrams per litre and turbidity was 1 FTU, as explained by the spokesman for the Mar Menor Scientific Committee, Emilio María Dolores.
As for the removal of biomass, the quantity extracted from the Mar Menor so far this year amounts to 14,718 tonnes, thanks to the work of operators and fishermen.
This has allowed 307 tonnes of nitrogen and 10.2 tonnes of phosphorous to be removed from the ecosystem, which represents 33.71 percent of what has been entered so far this year in the first case and an extra 44.14 percent of what has been entered this year, in terms of phosphorous.
On the other hand, and in relation to the entry of water through the Albujón wadi, 61.88 percent more water has entered so far this year than in the same period last year, reaching 7.3 cubic hectometres, which has led to the entry of 22.98 percent more nitrates and three times as much phosphorous.