The journey of a pearl mullet fish in Turkey's Lake Van
The journey of a pearl mullet fish in Turkey's Lake Van
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The journey of a pearl mullet fish in Turkey's Lake Van

15:14 June 15, 2022 AA

The annual migration of spawning pearl mullets, an endemic fish species found only in Van Lake, Turkey, has started with a visual feast. Relevant institutions and security forces are taking precautions at the lakeside to ensure that the pearl mullet does not become the target of poaching fishermen. The pearl mullet is a species that lives in the highly carbonated waters of Van Lake, but it cannot reproduce there because of the salinity of the water, so it migrates through the lake’s tributaries to spawn.

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