General Information

Event name: US-16-041
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish , Humans
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: <80 ug STX equivalents per 100 g shellfish tissue)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector): no documented human illnesses
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute /Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (annually)
Individuals to contact: HUBBARD, Katherine

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 29.000000, Longitude:
General location information: Indian River Lagoon; Brevard County, East Coast of Florida
HAB Area code(s): US-15
Additional location information: lagoon
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2016-05-23, End: 2016-10-10
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information:


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Pyrodinium bahamense (3,744,292 cells/L)
PSP Producer
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: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
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: Yes Type of kit used: Scotia Rapid Test
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision: blooms were observed but not in open harvest areas so no closures occurred
Additional harmful effect information:
Created at 03:43 on 6 Apr 2023