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Algal bloom monitoring June 13, 2019: Blue-green algae have slightly increased in lakes, in sea areas the situation is still calm

Press release 2019-06-13 at 12:26
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© Kuva: Ilkka Lastumäki / itameri.kuvat.fi

Cyanophyte blooms have increased since last week in lakes in Southern Finland. In the Finnish open sea areas no blooms have been observed, but a few occurrences of blue-green algae have been observed on the coast. More in Finnish


Algae bloom risk analysis

Significant risk of blue-green algae blooms in summer across Finnish sea areas – warm and sunny summer may dramatically increase occurrence of blooms (Press release June 6)

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Researcher Kristiina Vuorio, Finnish Environment Institute SYKEE (till June 14)
Tel. 0295 251 757, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Head of Unit Marko Järvinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from June 17)
Tel. 0295 251 241, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Sea areas

Cyanobacterial bloom situation

Researcher Heidi Hällfors, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel. 0295 251 114, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

State of the Baltic Sea

Research Professor Markku Viitasalo, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel. 040 5034 848, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi


Communication Specialist Hannele Ahponen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel +358 50 327 5997, firstname.x.lastname@ymparisto.fi