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Summary of algal bloom monitoring 2018: Sweltering summer brought exceptional cyanobacterial surface blooms to sea areas, in lakes abundant cyanobacterial blooms took place earlier

Press release 2018-08-30 at 12:20

In the Gulf of Finland, cyanobacterial blooms during the summer of 2018 were strongest for the 2010's. Surface blooms covered at worst almost the entire Gulf of Finland. Also in the southern parts of Archipelago Sea and Sea of Åland cyanobacterial surface blooms were abundant. In lakes cyanobacteria became abundant already in late June due to warm weather and cyanobacteria were observed in lakes more than typically until the beginning of August. More in Finnish 

Algal situation summer 2018
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Algal situation in sea areas

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

State of the Baltic Sea and the risk of blue-green algae blooms

Head of Unit Mika Raateoja, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
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Leading Researcher Harri Kuosa, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
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Satellite observations


Senior Researcher Jenni Attila, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
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Head of Unit Marko Järvinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
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