Cycle of Phosphorus in the Gulf of Finland
Cycle of Phosphorus in the Gulf of Finland © SYKE / Kaskas Media, Teemu Hotti

The Gulf of Finland is slowly recovering

Press release, December 1, 2015, Finnish Environment Institute
Algae levels and phosphorus load from land have decreased in the Gulf of Finland during the last ten years. However, the nutrients from Baltic Proper and the anoxic water near the bottom slow down the recovery of the Gulf of Finland from the long-term load. This is revealed in the extensive research and monitoring carried out by Finland, Estonia and Russia within the Gulf of Finland Year 2014 project. More

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Government proposal on access to genetic resources and their utilisation

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