Kuva: Rajavartiolaitos

Extensive cyanobacterial blooms in Finland's south-westerly sea areas

There are still extensive cyanobacterial blooms in the southern Archipelago Sea, in the northern Baltic Proper and western Bothnian Sea. According to satellite images, cyanobacterial blooms have been observed also in the southern parts of  the Sea of Bothnia. In inner parts of Archipelago Sea there are some large local cyanobacterial blooms.  Cyanobacterial blooms have not extended further in Finnish sea areas. Photo: The Finnish Border Guard.  Read more  (in Finnish)

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