General Information

Event name: US-16-043
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration , Seafood toxins , Mass mortalities
Event directly affected:
Natural Fish , Shellfish , Humans
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: OTHER
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 (2012-2013)
Individuals to contact: HUBBARD, Katherine

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 28.000000, Longitude:
General location information: Indian River Lagoon, East Coast of Florida
HAB Area code(s): US-15
Additional location information: Time series monitoring indicates that A. lagunensis commonly occurs in IRL phytoplankton assemblages. Increased abundance was observed at the end of 2015 and by March 2016, this organism dominated a bloom that extended through much of the lagoon.
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Additional date-related information: 09/15/15-06/31/16; max bloom period Jan-March


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Aureoumbra lagunensis (>1,000,000,000 cells/L)
mixed assemblage observed in some samples dominated by A. lagunensis
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information: Extensive fish kills noted in late March 2016
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Environmental Conditions

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Bloom location in the water column:
In situ
Growth Comments
Additional Environmental information: Most samples collected were surface samples

Toxin Assay Information

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Created at 04:06 on 6 Apr 2023