Algal bloom monitoring July 13, 2017: First cyanobacterial blooms observed in the open sea areas

Press release 2017-07-13 at 13:02
Cyanobacterial blooms
Cyanobacterial blooms in the Gulf of Finland on July 8th. Picture: The Finnish Border Guard

The amount of cyanobacterial blooms has increased in the Finnish lakes. In Lake Pyykösjärvi near Oulu, a very abundant blooming has its second week ongoing. The longest blooming, ongoing six weeks, has been observed in Lake Haapajärvi near Lappeenranta. Even in the sea areas, the mild weather period brought the blue-green algae to the surface and under favorable conditions blooms can be re-created quickly. More in Finnish

Large map of the week's 28 algal situation
 

Risk assessment of blue-green algae blooms:


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Lakes

Limnologist Sari Mitikka, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till July 14)
Tel +358 295 251 430, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Special researcher Marko Järvinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from July 17)
tel +358 295 251 241, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Sea areas

Cyanobacterial bloom situation

Senior Research Scientist Seppo Knuuttila, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till July 14)
Tel +358 295 251 286, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Researcher Sirpa Lehtinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from July 17)
Tel +358 295 251 353, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

State of the Baltic Sea

Senior Research Scientist Jouni Lehtoranta Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till July 14)
Tel +358 295 251 363, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Head of Unit Risto Lignell, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from July 17)
Tel +358 295 251 377, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Communications

Communications Assistant Suvi-Anne Kinnunen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Tel +358 295 251 840, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi