As a child, Johan Borgström used to swim in the clean and clear waters of the Finnish archipelago. But the once pristine waters of his beloved coves are now slimy with algae. To support Baltic Sea research, Borgström donated to the Monicoast project. The Monicoast project at the University of Helsinki’s Tvärminne Zoological Station aims to understand and visualise the impact of long-term environmental change on various parts of the Baltic Sea. Without donations and external funding, the Tvärminne Zoological Station would be unable to conduct Baltic Sea research.