General Information

Event name: US-96-008
Country: UNITED STATES
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Blooms frequent in the same area.)
Individuals to contact: DORTCH, Quay

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: , Louisiana.
HAB Area code(s): US-17
Additional location information: Louisiana coastal waters Grand Isle to 90 40' W up to 20 mi Offshore and Terrebonne Bay.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1996-09-01, End: 1996-09-30
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium monilatum ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 30, Min: 15
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
Growth Comments Unknown.
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: None
Additional harmful effect information: Reports of bioluminescence widely distributed.
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