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Algal bloom monitoring August 16, 2018: Typical cyanobacterial situation in the Finnish sea areas and lakes

Press release 2018-08-16 at 14:07
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© Picture: Ilkka Lastumäki / itameri.kuvat.fi

Cyanobacteria are mixed into the water in the southern and south-western sea areas, and wide cyanobacterial blooms have not been observed anymore in the Finnish sea areas. Dinoflagellates may color water to reddish or brownish in the southern and south-western Finnish sea areas. In lakes, cyanobacteria are not present in most of the observation sites, but there are still some abundant cyanobacterial blooms in the southern Finland. More in Finnish 

Large map of the week's 33 algal situation

Nutrient load into the Baltic Sea continues to be too high, and global warming also increases the risk of blue-green algae blooms (Press release, July 18, 2018)

Blue-green algae in water are a risk for people and animals (Press release, July 29, 2018)

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Head of Unit Marko Järvinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel. 0295 251 241, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Sea areas

Cyanobacterial bloom situation

Researcher Sirpa Lehtinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel. 0295 251 353, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Dinoflagellates in Baltic Sea

Senior Researcher Sanna Suikkanen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel. 0295 251 660, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

State of the Baltic Sea

Senior Research Scientist Jouni Lehtoranta, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till August 17)
Tel. 0295 251 363, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Senior Researcher Antti Räike, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE  (from August 20)
Tel. 0295 251 586, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi


Communication Specialist Hannele Ahponen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel +358 50 327 5997, firstname.x.lastname@ymparisto.fi