Cyanobacterial observations still higher than average, warm and calm weather may further increase surface blooms in late summer (

Cyanobacteria have been observed in inlets around the coast, such as in the Gulf of Finland off Porvoo and Loviisa on 16 August 2022.

Press release 18.8.2022 Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
The number of cyanobacterial observations has remained stable throughout Finland. As a result of warm weather, lakes are slightly warmer than average, which helps maintain the growth of cyanobacteria. In sea areas, the amounts of cyanobacteria are still higher than the long-term average, but wind has caused the cyanobacteria to mix with water. Calm and warm weather, as well as strong showers, can increase the number of cyanobacterial surface blooms in late summer.

Only regional changes in the Finnish Great Cormorant population(

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Press release 16.8.2022 Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Approximately 24,470 Great Cormorant nests were counted in Finland in the summer of 2022. The size of the entire nesting population in Finland has only fluctuated by a few per cent since 2015. However, at the regional level, the annual variations in the number of nests are significant.

Published 2022-08-16 at 10:05, updated 2022-08-18 at 15:50