Some 80% of the people living in the Baltic Sea region have spent leisure time at the Baltic sea.
*BalticSTERN report 2012
Mercury levels are 20 times higher in the Baltic Sea than in the North Atlantic.
Baltic Sea environment Proceedings no. 120B, Hazardous Substances in the Baltic Sea, HelCom 2010
Currently there are 59 species that are considered threatened or declining, including harbour porpoise and ringed seals.
*WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme – Baltic Sea Scorecard 2011