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Algal bloom monitoring July 20, 2017: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased in lakes, and cyanobacterial biomass is mixed in the water column in the Finnish open sea areas

Press release 2017-07-20 at 12:48
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Cool and windy weather has tempered cyanobacterial blooms. In lakes, the number of observed cyanobacterial blooms has even decreased since last week. Cyanobacteria are mixed in the water column in the open sea areas, especially in the western Gulf of Finland and the northern Baltic Proper. In windless situation, surface blooms may build up quickly. More in Finnish

Large map of the week's 29 algal situation
 

Risk assessment of blue-green algae blooms:


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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

Researcher Sirpa Lehtinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Tel +358 295 251 353, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

State of the Baltic Sea

Head of Unit Risto Lignell, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (till July 21)
Tel +358 295 251 377, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Head of Unit Vivi Fleming-Lehtinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (from July 24)
Tel +358 295 251 879, firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi

Communications

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


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