General Information

Event name: US-08-003
Nature of the harmful event:
High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life , Aquatic Mammals
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: NSP , Aerosolized toxins effects
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (State of Florida Redtide Monitoring Program)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (Earlier in 2008)
Individuals to contact: HEIL, Cynthia A. , TRUBY, Earnest W.

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 26.610278, Longitude: -82.280556
General location information: Southwest Florida, Gulf of Mexico
HAB Area code(s): US-16
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2008-10-01, End: 2008-12-19
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
Additional date-related information: No shellfish harvesting areas affected.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Karenia brevis (755000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Karenia mikimotoi (5000 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Clear Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: No Oxygen content (nL/L): 7.458 Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 28.773 Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 33.287 Current Velocity: 0
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 38 °C, Min: 21 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 37, Min: 27
Bloom location in the water column: Whole column
Growth: Advected
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: No shellfish harvesting areas affected.
Management decision:
Additional harmful effect information:
Updated at 06:32 on 14 May 2018