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Algal bloom monitoring August 3, 2017: Still fewer than average cyanobacterial observations in lakes, blooms continue in the sea areas

Press release 2017-08-03 at 12:54
Cyanobacteria
Cyanobacteria observed in front of the Stora Ramsören island in Raasepori on July 29. Photo: Karl-Gustav Pihl

In lakes, more observations of cyanobacteria have been made than last week, but the amount still remains less than the long-term average. Cyanobacterial blooms continue in several open sea areas and they have also been observed in many coastal sites and beaches. Several people have reported on spores of rust fungi covering lakes in the Häme region. More in Finnish

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Lakes

Special researcher Marko Järvinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Tel +358 295 251 241, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Sea areas

Cyanobacterial bloom situation

Senior Researcher Sanna Suikkanen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till August 4)
Tel +358 295 251 660, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Senior Research Scientist Seppo Knuuttila, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from August 7)
Tel +358 295 251 286, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

State of the Baltic Sea

Senior Research Scientist Mika Raateoja, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from August 7)
Tel +358 295 251 536, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Communications

Communications Assistant Suvi-Anne Kinnunen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till August 4)
Tel +358 295 251 840, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Communication Specialist Hannele Ahponen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from August 7)
Tel +358 50 327 5997, firstname.x.lastname@ymparisto.fi


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