Nature & biodiversity

Many different habitat types, both above and below the water surface, make the Archipelago Sea one of the most species-rich areas in the whole country. As both Åbo Akademi University and Turku University have conducted research here for several decades, the Archipelago Sea is one of the most well-researched in Finland – not only from a biological, but also from a geological, historical and socio-economic perspective.

In one way or another, all activities in the archipelago are affected by the surrounding sea. Working for a thriving marine environment is therefore one of the biosphere reserve’s most important tasks. The biosphere reserve does not conduct its own research, but the emphasis is on disseminating current research and good examples of what you as an organization or private person can do to save the Baltic Sea.

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