Summary of algal bloom monitoring 2017: Plenty of cyanobacteria in sea areas during July-August, but fewer observations of cyanobacteria than usual in lakes

Press release 2017-08-31 at 12:38

 

Leväkartta 2017
© SYKE

The algal situation in early summer was calm and cyanobacteria started to become more abundant only in July.  In sea areas, cyanobacteria occurred abundantly especially in the northern Baltic proper and the western Gulf of Finland, but winds and cool seawater prevented the formation of conspicuous surface accumulations. In lakes, on average fewer observations of cyanobacteria than usual were made, with the exception of early July and late August. More in Finnish

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Sea areas

Researcher Sirpa Lehtinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
tel +358 295 251 353, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Leading Researcher Harri Kuosa, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Tel. 0295 251 106, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Senior Researcher Sanna Suikanen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Tel. 0295 251 106, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Satellite observations

Senior Researcher Jenni Attila, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Tel. 0295 251 078, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Lakes

Special researcher Marko Järvinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
tel +358 295 251 241, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi