General Information

Event name: ES-04-003
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Convenio de colaboración entre la Agencia Catalana de l’Aigua (Generalitat de Catalunya) y el Consej)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Almost every year)
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 41.571667, Longitude: 2.555000
General location information: Arenys Harbour, Catalonia, NE Spain
HAB Area code(s): ES-22
Additional location information: Low cell concentrations were detected since January to August. However, high cell concentrations were only detected on February-March (max. cell concentrationa: 13.640 cells/L on 14/02/04) and in August (15.640 cells/L on 1/08/04). High cell concentrations were also recorded in Vilanova harbour in June (max. cell. conc. 10.960 cells/L on 13/06/04).
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis sacculus ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography: Garcés, E., Delgado,M. and Camp, J. (1997) Phased cell division in natural population of Dinophysis sacculus and the in situ measurement of potential growth rate. Journal of Plankton Research, 19, 12, 2067-2077 Vila M, Camp J, Garcés E, Masó M, Delgado M (2001) High resolution spatio-temporal detection of potentially harmful dinoflagellates in confined waters of the NW Mediterranean. J. Plankton Res., 23 (5), 497-514

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
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Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
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Toxin Assay Information

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