Algal bloom monitoring July 24, 2014: Extensive blooms in Finnish Sea areas, some increase in the amount of blooms also in lakes

There are extensive cyanobacterial blooms in the southern Archipelago Sea, western Gulf of Finland and in the northern Baltic Proper. In lakes, the situation is typical for the time of the year, some abundant blooms have been observed. Water which contains cyanobacteria, should not be used since it may be toxic. Video: The Finnish Border Guard. Read more

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