General Information

Event name: DE-01-001
Country: GERMANY
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , Foam/Mucilage in the coast
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 (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: 54.713056, Longitude: 8.283056
General location information: Meldorf Bight and North Frisian Islands., Schleswig Holstein, Wadden Sea.
HAB Area code(s): DE-03
Additional location information: Wadden Sea, coastal waters, aerial coverage of bloom: from west to east: 08°15´00 E to 08°50´00 E, from north to south: 54°55´00 N to 54°06´00 N
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: Foam and discoloration at the west beaches of the western North Frisian Islands, mid to end of June, first week of July, end: around 10th of July.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Phaeocystis globosa (14,700 cells/L)
02.07.2001, as colonies; south of Sylt, see coordinates under location (2)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Cerataulina pelagica ( cells/L)
Skeletonema costatum ( cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 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: °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: Type of kit used:
Additional information:
Economic losses:
Management decision:
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Updated at 04:25 on 15 Apr 2015
Checked at 04:25 on 15 Apr 2015