General Information

Event name: ES-00-004
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Pla de vigilancia de fitoplancton toxic i nociu a la costa catalana.)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 41.571667, Longitude: 2.555000
General location information: Arenys harbour., Catalonia, NE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2000-01-10, End: 2000-04-02
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis sacculus (27,600 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Alexandrium minutum (7,200,000 cells/L)
Prorocentrum micans (406000 cells/L)
Scrippsiella spp. (33,000 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: The D. sacculus bloom coincided with an Alexandrium minutum bloom.Here, we show the maxima cell concentration of D. sacculus detected during the year, but high cell concentrations are usual in several harbours along the coast, e. g. 6200 cell/L in Sant Ca
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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: 16 °C, Min: 12 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 37, Min: 33
Bloom location in the water column:
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
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