General Information

Event name: EE-99-002
Country: ESTONIA
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: No
Individuals to contact: JAANUS, Andres , KANOSHINA, Inga

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 59.500000, Longitude: 24.783056
General location information: Baltic Sea, Central Gulf of Finland
HAB Area code(s): EE-03
Additional location information: Estonian N-NW and Finnish S-SW coast. ICES fishing area: 32.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1999-09-15, End: 1999-10-30
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Prorocentrum minimum (1,162,000 cells/L)
Sept 27 in Tallinn Bay, southern Gulf of Finland
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 10 g/L Chl. µg/l
Additional bloom information: 1978 in Danish waters (southwestern Baltic Sea), 1993 first time in the Gulf of Finland (near Helsinki, southern coast of Finland) . Massoccurrence never recorded in Estonial coastal waters before 1999.
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): 4.5-5 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: 13 °C, Min: 8 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 6, Min: 4
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

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Updated at 03:00 on 2 Dec 2019