General Information

Event name: DE-01-005
Country: GERMANY
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration
Event directly affected:
Other Terrestrial
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: Nodularin: 13.5 µg / 50 ml sample)
Associated syndrome: OTHER
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Early Algal Detection System of Schleswig-Holstein)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Annual phenomenon.)
Individuals to contact: GÖBEL, Jeanette

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Lübeck Bight and around the peninsula Fehmarn, Schleswig-Holstein: South east.
HAB Area code(s): DE-01
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Detection of quarantine levels: 27.07.2001-30.07.2001. The bathing beaches were partly closed along the side of Schleswig-Holstein, the strong discolouration 23.07.2001 to 28.7.2001 in the area, on satellite pictures the large extensions of the bloom shown: the wholeanish waters and the coastal water of Meckleburg Vorpommern The coastal waters of Schleswig-Holstein were partly affected (reason: wind drift).


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Nodularia spumigena ( cells/L)
St. M1, see coordinates above under
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Aphanizomenon sp. ( cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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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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Updated at 04:52 on 15 Apr 2015
Checked at 04:52 on 15 Apr 2015