Algal bloom monitoring July 19, 2018: Exceptionally wide Cyanobacterial blooms in the Gulf of Finland and in the Southern and East-Southern areas of the Archipelago Sea, blooms continue also in lakes

Press release 2018-07-19 at 15:12
Saaristomeri
 Cyanobacterial blooms in the Archipelago Sea and near Åland. Source: ESA Copernicus Sentinel Data July18, 2018, processing SYKE.

Cyanobacterial blooms have been exceptionally wide in the Gulf of Finland and in the Southern and East-Southern areas of the Archipelago Sea. Amount of cyanobacteria has increased also in the Western and Southern areas of Åland. In lakes, cyanobacterial blooms have been common especially in the Southern Finland, but observations of cyanobacterial blooms have been reported from the whole Finland, except from Lapland. More in Finnish 

Large map of the week's 29 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)


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