General Information

Event name: ES-00-005
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , 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 (Pla de vigilancia de fitoplancton toxic i nociu a la costa catalana.)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes
Individuals to contact: GARCS, Esther

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 41.833333, Longitude: 3.150000
General location information: La Fosca beach., Catalonia, NE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-23
Additional location information: At the same time blooms also occurred at Sant Pol (max. conc.: 5190000 cells/L, temp. 22-26C, sal: 36.6-38.1 psu) ans Pals (max. conc.: 458000 cells/L, temp. 20-23C, sal. 34.0-37.8 psu)
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2000-06-01, End: 2000-09-01
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium taylorii (6,145,000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: Up to 43 g/L Chl. 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: 25 °C, Min: 20 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 38, Min: 37
Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
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:
Additional harmful effect information: Sites adffected are turst areas.