Algal Bloom Monitoring, August 15 2019: Cyanobacteria situation calm both in the Finnish sea areas and in lakes

Press release 2019-08-15 at 12:53
Levää Itämerellä
© USGS/NASA Landsat Program 13.8.2019, SYKE

Cool and unstable weather has restrained cyanobacteria occurrence both in the Finnish Sea areas and in lakes. In the sea areas cyanobacteria can still be found in the deeper water layers, and also some patchy surface blooms have been observed. In lakes cyanobacteria are mainly mixed in the water column. More in Finnish.


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