Only regional changes in the Finnish Great Cormorant population(

© Heikki Kotiranta

Press release 16.8.2022 Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Approximately 24,470 Great Cormorant nests were counted in Finland in the summer of 2022. The size of the entire nesting population in Finland has only fluctuated by a few per cent since 2015. However, at the regional level, the annual variations in the number of nests are significant.

Warm weather has increased the number of cyanobacterial observations at sea and in inland waters (

In the northern part of the Baltic Proper, cyanobacteria can be observed as surface rafts. The Finnish Environment Institute's research vessel Aranda travelled in the area on 10 August 2022 in connection with an expedition. © Ilkka Lastumäki / SYKE

Press release 11.8.2022 Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
The cyanobacterial situation has deteriorated from previous weeks due to warm weather. Cyanobacterial blooms have now been observed more than average in inland waters, even though lake surface temperatures are typical for the season. Large cyanobacterial blooms have also been observed in some sea areas. If the weather stays calm and warm, it is likely to increase the number of cyanobacterial blooms.

Published 2022-08-16 at 10:05, updated 2022-08-16 at 10:09