General Information

Event name: ES-04-008
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Andalucian monitoring programme. L.C.C.RR.PP.)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Detected in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003)
Individuals to contact: MAMÁN, Luz

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: Alboran Sea (Mediterranean coast), Andalucía, SE Spain.
HAB Area code(s): ES-14 ES-15
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2004-08-09, End: 2004-11-02
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Gymnodinium catenatum (3,440 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
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
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 23 °C, Min: 14 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 37, Min: 36
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Chamellea gallina Saxitoxins STX eq 201 Bioassay-Mouse
Acanthocardia tuberculata Saxitoxins STX eq 1100 Bioassay-Mouse
Pecten maximus Saxitoxins STX eq 774 Bioassay-Mouse
Mytilus spp. Saxitoxins STX eq 797 Bioassay-Mouse
Callista chione Saxitoxins STX eq 135 Bioassay-Mouse
Venerupis rhomboides Saxitoxins STX eq 102 Bioassay-Mouse
Donax trunculus Saxitoxins STX eq 135 Bioassay-Mouse
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
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