Hanö Bay, part of the southern Baltic Sea outside the
coasts of Blekinge and Scania in Sweden and north of the Danish island of
Bornholm. The bay is rather shallow, with its largest depth of more
than 60 m (200 ft) close to the Bornholm Basin.
Salinity varies between 7.5 in the surface water to 13 parts per mille
Upwelling of deep water makes the coastal (bathing) water cold during
winds from south to west.
Fishing of herring, eel and cod is important.
The bay suffers from pollution from the rather densely populated areas around
the bay, with heavy traffic, modern agriculture and several polluting
The map shows the Hanö Bay divided in areas suggested by the
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. The terrestrial
borders in red are between larger watersheds.