Algal Bloom Monitoring August 22, 2019: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes

Press release 2019-08-22 at 12:40
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Since last week, the amount of cyanobacterial blooms has decreased both in the Finnish sea areas and lakes. In the sea areas, cyanobacteria are mostly mixed in the water, but some surface blooms have been observed in the southern and south-western areas. In lakes, the amount of cyanobacterial observations has decreased clearly. More in Finnish.


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Head of Unit Marko Järvinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
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Sea areas

Cyanobacterial bloom situation

Researcher Sirpa Lehtinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
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State of the Baltic Sea

Senior Research Scientist Jouni Lehtoranta, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (until August 23)
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Communications Intern Sini Leskinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
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