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Algal bloom monitoring August 23, 2018: No wide cyanobacterial blooms in the Finnish sea areas, blooms have decreased also in lakes

Press release 2018-08-23 at 13:19
© Picture: Ilkka Lastumäki / itameri.kuvat.fi

The amount of cyanobacterial surface blooms has further decreased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes. In the Gulf of Finland, weak surface accumulations of cyanobacteria still occur. Harmless filamentous macrophytic green algae are abundant in many places along the Finnish coastline. More in Finnish

Large map of the week's 34 algal situation

Nutrient load into the Baltic Sea continues to be too high, and global warming also increases the risk of blue-green algae blooms (Press release, July 18, 2018)

Blue-green algae in water are a risk for people and animals (Press release, July 29, 2018)

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

Sea areas

Cyanobacterial bloom situation

Researcher Sirpa Lehtinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel. 0295 251 353, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Dinoflagellates in Baltic Sea

Senior Researcher Sanna Suikkanen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel. 0295 251 660, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

State of the Baltic Sea

Senior Researcher Antti Räike, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE  (till August 24)
Tel. 0295 251 586, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Head of Unit Harri Kuosa, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from  August 27)
Tel. 0295 251 106, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi


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