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Cyanobacteria bloom in the Baltic Sea

30 Jun 2020

The annual cyanobacteria bloom has recently started in the Baltic.
Our project partners in SMHI have put together an animated video that explains how the phenomenon works.

CLICK HERE to watch the video.







You can keep up to date with the bloom through the SMHI Algae Map based on satellite observations:  CLICK HERE.

Results from research cruises and microscope analysis of water samples are found here:

Algae reports:

Cruise reports:

Further information can also be found in the following publications:
Olofsson, M., Klawonn, I., Karlson, B., 2020. Nitrogen fixation estimates for the Baltic Sea indicate high rates for the previously overlooked Bothnian Sea. AMBIO.
Olofsson, M., Suikkanen, S., Kobos, J., Wasmund, N., Karlson, B., 2020. Basin-specific changes in filamentous cyanobacteria community composition across four decades in the Baltic Sea. Harmful Algae 91, 1-12.
Wells, M.L., Trainer, V.L., Smayda, T.J., Karlson, B.S.O., Trick, C.G., Kudela, R.M., Ishikawa, A., Bernard, S., Wulff, A., Anderson, D.M., Cochlan, W.P., 2015. Harmful algal blooms and climate change: Learning from the past and present to forecast the future. Harmful Algae 49, 68-93.