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Blue-green algae satellite observation from the Gulf of Finland. Contains modified Copernicus data, SYKE (2020). See more at the TARKKA web map application.

Cyanobacteria occurrences have increased both in lakes and sea areas

Algal bloom monitoring July 16, 2020
In both sea areas and lakes cyanobacteria has been observed more than during last week. Although, when comparing this week to the previous summers’ same period of times, the cyanobacteria occurrences have been reported less than usual. The cyanobacteria blooms are typically at their strongest in late July and early August. Abundant or very abundant amounts of cyanobacteria have been observed only at three official observation posts on lakes. Only at four official observation posts abundant amount of cyanobacteria have been observed on the coastal and archipelago areas.

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