A Bit of a Bump in Algae Blooms Spotted in Lakes and Seas Across Finland

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Cyanobacterial occurrences increased slightly in southern Finland in both Baltic Sea waters and in lakes, said the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) in a press release on Thursday.

All observations concern sparse amounts of cyanobacteria, as is typical for this time of year. In places pine pollen, which misleadingly resembles cyanobacteria, can still be found in the water.

In the Järvi-meriwiki, maintained by the SYKE, everyone has the opportunity to establish their own observation site and share algal bloom observations from lakes and coastal areas.

Municipalities and cities monitor the cyanobacterial situation on beaches, so it is advisable to report rich cyanobacterial blooms on beaches to the health authorities of the municipality in question.

This summer, a website on algal bloom observations on the Itämeri.fi service has also been launched. The cyanobacterial map presented on this algal bloom observations page combines observations reported to the Järvi-meriwiki and from the beaches of the City of Helsinki as well as observations based on satellite interpretations of the Finnish Environment Institute during the last three days.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. Krista79 says

    I find it concerning that there has been a small rise in algae blooms in Finnish seas and lakes. It’s crucial for authorities to closely monitor and address this issue to ensure the health of these bodies of water.

  2. EmilySmith92 says

    It’s concerning to see the slight increase in cyanobacterial occurrences in lakes and seas across Finland. Hopefully, authorities take necessary measures to monitor and address this issue before it escalates further.

  3. EmilySmith92 says

    I find it concerning that cyanobacterial occurrences are increasing slightly in southern Finland. It’s important for both residents and authorities to closely monitor algal blooms in lakes and seas to prevent potential health risks. The launch of a website for algal bloom observations is a step in the right direction for increasing awareness and taking necessary actions. Let’s work together to protect our waters and environment.

  4. Emily_Pond says

    It’s concerning to see even a slight increase in cyanobacterial occurrences in Finland’s waters. We must remain vigilant and report any significant blooms to protect our lakes and seas. Let’s work together towards healthier aquatic environments!

  5. MeganJohnson82 says

    It’s important to stay vigilant and report any concerning algal blooms to the authorities for proper evaluation and management. Let’s all do our part to protect our lakes and seas from harmful cyanobacteria. Thanks for sharing this informative update!

  6. OliviaSmith says

    Has there been any significant increase in cyanobacterial blooms in northern Finland as well? I’m curious about the overall situation in the country.

    1. LiamJohnson says

      Hey OliviaSmith, based on the latest report by the Finnish Environment Institute, the increase in cyanobacterial occurrences has mainly been observed in southern Finland, both in lakes and Baltic Sea waters. It seems that northern Finland has not experienced a significant rise in cyanobacterial blooms so far. The situation might vary across different regions of the country. Stay informed!

  7. EmilySmith93 says

    Have the cyanobacterial occurrences in northern Finland also shown any changes recently?

    1. TomJohnson84 says

      Yes, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has reported a slight increase in cyanobacterial occurrences in southern Finland. However, it’s important to note that these observations only involve sparse amounts of cyanobacteria, which is typical for this time of year. In some places, pine pollen that looks similar to cyanobacteria can still be found in the water.

  8. EmilySmith82 says

    As a resident of southern Finland, I’ve noticed the increase in cyanobacterial occurrences myself. It’s concerning to see even sparse amounts of cyanobacteria in the lakes and Baltic Sea waters. It’s important for everyone to stay vigilant and report any unusual blooms to the authorities for further investigation.

  9. EmilyDavis says

    It’s concerning to see even a slight increase in cyanobacterial occurrences in the lakes and seas of Finland. Hopefully, the monitoring efforts by the authorities and the public reporting will help manage and prevent further blooms. Awareness and collective action are crucial in tackling these environmental challenges.

  10. SarahJones says

    Are there any specific actions being taken to prevent the spread of cyanobacterial blooms in these areas?

    1. MichaelSmith says

      Yes, various measures are being implemented to mitigate the spread of cyanobacterial blooms in these regions. Monitoring agencies continue to conduct regular assessments, and authorities are promoting public reporting of significant blooms to facilitate timely response efforts. Additionally, the launch of the Itämeri.fi service and collaborative mapping initiatives enhance the monitoring and management of cyanobacteria occurrences. Source: http://www.dailyfinland.fi

  11. EmmaM says

    It’s good to see that there’s increased monitoring of cyanobacterial occurrences in Finland, especially as summer approaches. It’s crucial to differentiate between cyanobacteria and other substances like pine pollen for accurate observations.

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