General Information

Event name: FI-90-002
Country: FINLAND
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: OTHER
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: KONONEN, Kaisa

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Central Bothnian Sea, WESTERN COAST
HAB Area code(s): FI-02
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:1990-08-15
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Beginning around August 15, persisting 1-2 weeks.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Nodularia spumigena ( cells/L)
max. 55 µgC dm(-3).
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:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments In situ population in the open sea. On the coast possibly advected from open sea areas.
Additional Environmental information:

Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: Media informed.
Additional harmful effect information: Algal flocks floating in the open sea, algal masses concnetrated on the couth-western coasts of Ginland. Maximum Nodularin-toxin concentrations 18 mg/g dry weight.
Updated at 04:24 on 15 Apr 2015