Eutrophication affects the entire Baltic Sea ecosystem, with negative consequences for marine life. Work to address the problems has been ongoing for a long time, and ten years ago a joint political decision was made by the countries bordering the Baltic Sea that the sea should be in balance and have good status by 2021. That goal will not be achieved. The Baltic Sea continues to be the world’s most eutrophicated sea. Why isn’t it getting better, despite all the efforts underway?
Report: Martin Widman
Photo: Leif Eiranson, Robert Westerberg, Johan Candert
It is early morning sometime late winter last year. Out on the islands in the Skarv archipelago in the sea belt outside Stockholm, female seals...
reportage/redigering: Kajsa Grandell
The Baltic Sea is a unique and sensitive sea where organisms live on the edge of what they can tolerate due to the low salinity....
Text: Lina Mattsson
Foto: Johan Candert, Kimmo Hagman, Simon Stanford
Leaner cods, guillemot, and seals. Sluggish and red-spotted salmon. Several of the Baltic Sea's large animals are being pressured by ill health and new environmental...
Text: Hanna Odelfors/TT
Photo: MARY EVANS PICTURE/ROLAND JOHANSSON/TORBJÖRN JACOBSSON / TT, ROLAND JOHANSSON/TT, PAULA OLSON/AP/TT, STIAN LYSBERG SOLUM/TT/NTB, HASSE HOLMBERG/TT