Algal bloom monitoring July 11, 2019: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in the sea areas, in the lakes the amount of cyanobacteria is less than usually

Press release 2019-07-11 at 13:32
Satelliittikuva Suomenlahdelta
Cyanobacteria and ships in the Gulf of Finland. Source: ESA Copernicus Sentinel-2 Data July 10, 2019, SYKE.

Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in the Southern and South-Western Finnish sea areas. In lakes, amount of cyanobacteria is lower than usually during this time of the summer. 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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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
Tel. +358 295 251 353,

State of the Baltic Sea

Head of Unit Mika Raateoja, Suomen ympäristökeskus SYKE (until July 12)
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Senior Research Scientist Seppo Knuuttila, Suomen ympäristökeskus SYKE (from July 15)
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Communications Intern Sini Leskinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel +358 295 252 096,