General Information

Event name: US-88-005
Nature of the harmful event:
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome:
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: No
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (1985, 1986)
Individuals to contact: STRONG, Craig E.

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: W. Sayville, New York. Great So. Bay, Long Island.,
HAB Area code(s): US-08
Additional location information:
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 1988-05-26, End: 1988-08-18
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Aureococcus anophagefferens ( cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
Additional bloom information:
Event-related bibliography:

Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Oxygen content (nL/L): Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): Oxygen saturation %: Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: Current Velocity:
Nutrient information:
Temperature Range During Event: Max: °C, Min: °C
Salinity Range During Event:
Bloom location in the water column:
Growth Comments Bloom occurred Baywide from Fire Island Inlet, East. At times, concentrated regions could be seen. Tidal movement (net) is East.
Additional Environmental information: Estuarine, avg. depth -5 ft.; numerous shoals; bottom composition variable (sand, shell, stone, and mixtures thereof).

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: raw water upwelling systems moved to L.I. Sound to avoid Aureococcus. "Wait it out."
Additional harmful effect information: growth suppression in M. mercenaria; delay of spawning in M. mercenaria until count/ml. decreased to much lower levels (<350,000 c/ml)
Updated at 05:33 on 15 Apr 2015
Checked at 05:35 on 15 Apr 2015