Algal bloom monitoring June 13, 2019: Blue-green algae have slightly increased in lakes, in sea areas the situation is still calm

Press release 2019-06-13 at 12:26
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Cyanophyte blooms have increased since last week in lakes in Southern Finland. In the Finnish open sea areas no blooms have been observed, but a few occurrences of blue-green algae have been observed on the coast. More in Finnish


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