General Information

Event name: US-08-016
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
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Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (8/31/2007 A. sanguinea bloom confirmed 1 mile offshore of Mustang Island. Not exact same location, but fairly close. Blooms have been reported all along the coast in the past (no specifics on blooms) so I surmise that Corpus Christi Bay has likely seen them before.)
Individuals to contact: Byrd, Meridith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 27.896667, Longitude: -97.555278
General location information: Corpus Christi Bay, TX,
HAB Area code(s): US-18
Additional location information: TPWD responded to a report of discolored water in Corpus Christi Bay between the breakwaters and the federal courthouse. Water samples were confirmed to contain A. sanguinea
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2008-06-23
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Additional date-related information: Bloom reported 6/23/08. No impacts reported and bloom end date is not know.


Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Akashiwo sanguinea ( cells/L)
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Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity: 0
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Toxin Assay Information

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