General Information

Event name: ES-20-006
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (PSQAM)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: DIOGENE, Jorge , FERNANDEZ, Margarita

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Vilanova CAT1-09, Catalonia
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2020-03-18
Start: 2020-03-18, End: 2020-05-31
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2020-03-18, End: 2020-05-21
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium minutum Halim 1960 (1.9 x106 cells/L cells/L)
2x106 cells/L
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

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Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
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Toxin Assay Information

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Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Due to the frequent bloooms of Alexandrium minutum in the area the area remains closed
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 11:15 on 13 Mar 2021
Updated at 11:35 on 25 Apr 2021