Working close to human pressures

This Summer the Metsähallitus marine team was working quite close to different kinds of human pressures. We worked most of the time close to the mainland, so we saw a lot more human activities then we normally do, from farther out at sea. In the earlier blogs there has been information about estimating human pressures and about the different kinds of trash we have found from the Bothnian Bay.

Boots up into air over the water. A harbour at the background.
We started the field work from Oulu, leaving every day from the harbour right next to Oulu city. Photo by Noora Kantola, Metsähallitus.
A big ship in a sea lane.
We encountered many big ships heading towards the harbour of Kemi and the harbour of Oulu. There is quite a lot of traffic in the Bothnian Bay. Photo by Noora Kantola, Metsähallitus.
A person rowing a rubber boat under a small bridge.
We went under many bridges, some small.. Photo by Suvi Saarnio, Metsähallitus.
A boat heading towards a large bridge, which is under renovation.
..some bigger.. Photo by Suvi Saarnio, Metsähallitus.
A person paddling trough a culvert on a SUP-board.
With SUP-board we could even do this! Photo by Nikolas Sanila, Metsähallitus.
Timber logs on a rocky shore.
This Summer we found a lot of timber logs, both in the sea and on the islands. Photo by Suvi Saarnio, Metsähallitus.
3 boats in a small harbour with one jetty.
Small boat harbours can be found on many islands in the Bothnian Bay. Photo by Essi Keskinen, Metsähallitus.

Written by Suvi Saarnio, Metsähallitus

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