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Algal Bloom Monitoring, August 15 2019: Cyanobacteria situation calm both in the Finnish sea areas and in lakes

Cool and unstable weather has restrained cyanobacteria occurrence both in the Finnish Sea areas and in lakes. In the sea areas cyanobacteria can still be found in the deeper water layers, and also som...

2019-08-15
Finland cormorant population decreased slightly

Approximately 25,700 cormorant nests were counted in Finnish sea areas in the summer of 2019. This represents a decrease of 4%, or 1,000 nests, in comparison to the previous year. With the cormorant n...

2019-08-13
Algal bloom monitoring August 8, 2019: Cyanobacteria occurrence still continues in the Finnish sea areas, in lakes less cyanobacteria observed than typically this time of summer

Observations reveal a large surface cyanobacteria bloom in the Baltic Proper that extends north close to Finnish coastal areas. Blooms have also been reported in the southern part of the Bothnian Sea....

2019-08-08
Algal bloom monitoring August 1, 2019: Cool and windy weather has slowed down the growth of the cyanobacteria in Finnish sea areas and lakes

The cooler and windier weather this week has slowed down the growth of the cyanobacteria and kept them mixed in water. Cyanobacterial blooms have declined in the Baltic Sea as well as in lakes since l...

2019-08-01
Warming in the Baltic Sea area increases blue-green algae blooms

Since 1990, the Baltic Sea has on average warmed by almost 2 °C, Finnish sea areas even more than that. Nutrient pollution has continued to visibly decrease on this millennium but the surface area of ...

2019-07-25
Algal bloom monitoring July 25, 2019: Cyanobacteria have further increased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes

The amount of cyanobacteria has increased since last week, and it may continue to increase if the weather stays warm.

2019-07-25
Algal bloom monitoring July 18, 2019: Cyanobacteria have increased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes

In the Southern and South-Western Finnish sea areas, amount of cyanobacteria has increased since last week, and cyanobacteria are mostly mixed in the water column. Amount of cyanobacteria has increase...

2019-07-18
Algal bloom monitoring July 11, 2019: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in the sea areas, in the lakes the amount of cyanobacteria is less than usually

Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in the Southern and South-Western Finnish sea areas. In lakes, amount of cyanobacteria is lower than usually during this time of the summer.

2019-07-11
Algal bloom monitoring July 4, 2019: Cyanobacteria situation is typical in lakes, only few observations in the Finnish sea areas

Poor weather conditions have had an effect on algal bloom development. In Finnish fresh waters the situation regarding cyanobacteria is normal for the period. In our marine waters cyanobacterial bloom...

2019-07-04
Algal bloom monitoring June 27, 2019: Cyanobacteria situation is typical both in the Finnish sea areas and in lakes

In the Finnish sea areas only single abundant cyanobacteria occurrences have been observed in coastal areas. In lakes, the cyanobacteria situation is also typical, and the likelihood of abundant surfa...

2019-06-27
Algal bloom monitoring June 20, 2019: Cyanobacteria occurrence has increased in some lakes, in the Finnish sea areas the cyanobacteria situation is typical for the Midsummer week

Due to warm weather the occurrence of cyanobacteria has increased in lakes, but the algal situation is still rather typical for the period. Both in the coastal and open sea areas of the Baltic Sea onl...

2019-06-20
Algal bloom monitoring June 13, 2019: Blue-green algae have slightly increased in lakes, in sea areas the situation is still calm

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 ...

2019-06-13
Algal bloom monitoring June 6, 2019: No cyanobacterial blooms in the sea areas, scarce observations from lakes

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has started this week its cyanobacterial bloom reporting for the summer 2019. Cyanobacterial blooms have not been observed in the Finnish sea areas this week. In...

2019-06-06
Significant risk of blue-green algae blooms in summer across Finnish sea areas – warm and sunny summer may dramatically increase occurrence of blooms

The risk of significant and widespread blue-green algae blooms in Finnish sea areas matches that of previous years, since the nutrient situation has remained largely the same. This summer brings with ...

2019-06-06
New steps taken to improve the standards of molecular methods for water analysis

Powerful novel DNA-based methods are being developed to assess biodiversity and the ecological status of water bodies, yet little consensus about method standardisation exists. In order to tackle this...

2019-06-05
Are there ghost nets in Finnish waters?

Ghost nets refer to nets and other gear lost by fishermen that fish by themselves in seas and bodies of water. They are harmful to animals and constitute a part of the plastic problem in the seas. The...

2019-05-29
A warmer Arctic will have a large and complex impact to algal production

The warming of the Arctic Ocean could generally increase the primary production provided by algae living in sea ice, but the impact varies greatly between latitudes, claims a study published in the re...

2019-05-09
First overview on chemicalization of aquatic environment completed

A new assessment of levels of harmful substances in Finnish waters has been completed. According to monitoring activities, harmful levels of mercury, fire retardants and surface treatment agents are f...

2019-05-06
Doctoral dissertation: Global warming may change the composition of phytoplankton communities and reduce the carbon flux to higher trophic levels

Global warming changes the composition of phytoplankton communities in marine ecosystems. In some ecosystems, for example in the Baltic Sea, the composition of phytoplankton communities may shift from...

2019-04-09
The updated Climate diet calculator helps in reducing the carbon footprint

The renewed by the Finnish Environment Institute is even clearer than before in guiding people towards tangible actions to reduce the carbon footprint. The user interface of the calculator has been r...

2019-04-08

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