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Major Baltic Inflows can cause just minor and only temporary improvements of the Baltic Sea´s state of eutrophication

15.07.2021 10:00

Olaf Dellwig and Helge Arz taking sediment samples with a multicorer (Photo: Laura Epp, Konstanz)
Olaf Dellwig and Helge Arz taking sediment samples with a multicorer (Photo: Laura Epp, Konstanz)

With detailed analyses of water and sediment samples from the Gotland Basin, geoscientists from the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research succeeded in tracing the geochemical processes, which followed the Major Baltic Inflow in 2014/2015. Their conclusion: even very large amounts of oxygenated waters cause only small and temporary improvements of the nutrient situation in the central Baltic Sea.

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