General Information

Event name: FI-95-001
Country: FINLAND
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
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: Yes (Yearly phenomena in the Baltic Sea.)
Individuals to contact: LEPPÄNEN, Juha-Markku

Location & Date

Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Gulf of Finland, Baltic Proper.,
HAB Area code(s):
Additional location information: Eastern part of Gulf.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: June, August.

Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Nodularia spumigena ( cells/L)
Aphanizomenon sp. ( 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:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: Open sea and coastal areas.

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: The public was informed.
Additional harmful effect information: Effects: Not reported. The bloom produced nodularin in August.
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