General Information

Event name: ES-06-004
Country: SPAIN
Nature of the harmful event:
Water Discoloration , High Phyto concentration
Event directly affected:
Planktonic life
Toxicity detected: No
Associated syndrome: OTHER
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Pla de Vigilancia de Fitoplancton Toxic i Nociu a la Costa Catalana)
Event occurred before in this location: No
Individuals to contact: VILA, Magda , SAMPEDRO, Nagore

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 41.108333, Longitude: 1.251667
General location information: Tarragona Harbour, NE Spain, Catalonia
HAB Area code(s): ES-21
Additional location information: Bloom confined in a harbour
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2006/06/26, End: 2006/08/08
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd):
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Lingulodinium polyedrum (Stein) Dodge 1889 (70000 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus: Gymnodinium impudicum (Fraga et al) Hansen et Moestrup 2000 (230000000 cells/L)
Alexandrium catenella (Whedon et Kofoid) Balech 1985 (214000 cells/L)
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: 193.8 µg/l
Additional bloom information:
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Sunny and windy Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
Stratified water: Yes Oxygen content (nL/L): 15.34 Wind velocity:
Temperature (°C): 29.9 Oxygen saturation %: 204 Current Direction:
Sechhi disk (m): Salinity: 37.2 Current Velocity:
Nutrient information: AMONIUM: 12.54
NITRATE: 1.51
NITRITE: 0.02
PHOSPHATE: 3.13
SILICATE: 1.28
Temperature Range During Event: Max: 29.9 °C, Min: 24.6 °C
Salinity Range During Event: Max: 37.7, Min: 37
Bloom location in the water column:
Surface
Growth:
In situ
Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
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Additional harmful effect information:
IOC/UNESCO ISSHA
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