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In lakes cyanobacteria have increased, on the southern coast local blooms

Algal bloom monitoring June 14, 2018, Finnish Environment Institute
Cyanobacterial blooms have since last week increased in lakes in Southern and Central Finland. In Finnish open sea areas no cyanobacterial blooms have been observed, but on the southern coast local blooms have occurred. Citizens can participate in the summertime cyanobacterial monitoring by submitting their own observations via the Havaintolähetti mobile phone application or by using the Järvi-meriwiki internet service (in Finnish or Swedish). More in Finnish

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