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Algal bloom monitoring July 12, 2018: Blue-green algal blooms increased in the Gulf of Finland and in the Archipelago Sea, blooms also in abundance in lakes

Press release 2018-07-12 at 13:16
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Algalsituation in the eastern part of Gulf of Finland. © Photo:The Finnish Border Guard

The number of blue-green algal blooms has increased considerably, especially in south-western and southern sea areas. There are also plenty of blue-green algal blooms in lakes. If predicted heat and calm weather is attained, the amount of surface blooms can increase considerably, especially in southern and south-western sea areas.More in Finnish

Large map of the week's 28 algal situation


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Researcher Kristiina Vuorio, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till July 13)
Tel 0295 251 757, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Trainee, University student Henna Raitanen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from July 16)
puh. 050 359 8046, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Sea areas

Cyanobacterial bloom situation

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

State of the Baltic Sea

Development Manager Heikki Pitkänen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
Tel. 0295 251 516, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi


Communications Assistant Tuula Rosberg, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till 13.7.)
Tel. 0295 251 573, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Communication Specialist Hannele Ahponen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from 19.7.)
Tel +358 50 327 5997, firstname.x.lastname@ymparisto.fi