Algal bloom monitoring July 18, 2019: Cyanobacteria have increased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes

Press release 2019-07-18 at 13:13
Algal bloom in the Finnish bay July 17 2019. © Esa Copernicus Sentinel-2 Data, SYKE

In the Southern and South-Western Finnish sea areas, amount of cyanobacteria has increased since last week, and cyanobacteria are mostly mixed in the water column. Amount of cyanobacteria has increased also in lakes, even though there are still less cyanobacterial observations than usually during this time of the summer. More in Finnish


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Cyanobacterial bloom situation

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