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Algal bloom monitoring June 27, 2019: Cyanobacteria situation is typical both in the Finnish sea areas and in lakes

Press release 2019-06-27 at 12:43
Bluegreen algae from Karkonsaari, Pielavesi. © Järvi-meriwiki

In the Finnish sea areas only single abundant cyanobacteria occurrences have been observed in coastal areas. In lakes, the cyanobacteria situation is also typical, and the likelihood of abundant surface blooms is low in the next few days. Pollen of pine is still found in the central and northern Finland, and their surface water accumulations may resemble cyanobacteria. More in Finnish


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Head of Unit Marko Järvinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (until June 28)
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Researcher Kristiina Vuorio, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from July 1)
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Sea areas

Cyanobacterial bloom situation

Researcher Heidi Hällfors, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (until June 28)
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Head of Unit Harri Kuosa, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from July 1)
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State of the Baltic Sea

Senior Research Scientist Henrik Nygård, Suomen ympäristökeskus SYKE
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Communications Intern Sini Leskinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 
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