General Information

Event name: ES-00-024
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: 193 µ/g DA (scallops), 19 µ/g (cockles ).)
Associated syndrome: ASP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalucian Monitoring Programme. Laboratorio D.a.p. "El Rompido".)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (June 1998, August 1999.)
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz , OCAŃA, Asunción , FERNÁNDEZ, Lourdes

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alboran Sea (Mediterranean coast)., Andalucia, SE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-14 ES-15
Additional location information: Blooms moving from west to east along the Alboran coast.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2000-10-03, End: 2000-12-05
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. (291,856 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: October bloom was non toxic.
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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
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Toxin Assay Information

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Kit used: No Type of kit used:
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